Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
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Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD

Scott L. Pomeroy is the Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology of Harvard Medical School, and Neurologist-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Neurology of Boston Children's Hospital and Director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center of Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Miami University and the first graduate of the M.D., Ph.D. program of the University of Cincinnati, he trained in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and in Child Neurology at St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University of St. Louis. In 1989, he won the Child Neurology Society Young Investigator Award for work done as a postdoctoral fellow with Dale Purves. The Pomeroy lab focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular basis of medulloblastomas and other embryonal brain tumors.

Dr. Pomeroy has served as an ad hoc and chartered member of many NIH study sections, as co-Editor of Neurology in Clinical Practice and Associate Editor of Annals of Neurology, as President-Elect of the Child Neurology Foundation and as a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. He has received numerous awards including the Sidney Carter Award of the American Academy of Neurology, the Daniel Drake Medal of the University of Cincinnati, the Compassionate Caregiver Award of the Kenneth Schwartz Center, and the Sachs Award of the Child Neurology Society. In 2017, he was elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Since he was elected to be Chair of the national IDDRC Directors Committee in 2014, he has worked with Andy Imparato and the staff of AUCD to make the IDDRC network more fully integrated with the AUCD community seeking to find meaningful and lasting working relationships with the LEND and UCEDD programs both locally and at a national level.