Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, PhD President and Founder
Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Syndrome Center
Johns Hopkins & Kennedy Krieger Institute
Anne Comi, MD, is the director of the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center and a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Comi graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and received her training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and her child neurology training at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her clinical specialization is in the treatment of the neurological aspects of Sturge-Weber syndrome and other capillary malformation related disorders.
Her clinical research interests are focused on improving the early diagnosis and treatment of brain involvement in Sturge-Weber syndrome, in order to prevent ischemic brain injury in these infants and young children, and on studies to understand what causes Sturge-Weber syndrome. Her laboratory research work deals with the pathogenesis of Sturge-Weber syndrome recently shown to be caused by a somatic mutation and on developing new drug targets, screening assays, models and therapeutic strategies for Sturge-Weber syndrome. Her lab group also works on developing better neuroprotective and neuroregenerative responses to brain injury resulting from impaired blood flow to the brain.
Dr. Comi is our 2011 VBF Physician of the Year. She led groundbreaking research discovering a gene associated with SWS / PWS, and has given tireless dedication to our VBF Families.
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Pediatrics, Neurointerventional, Genetics