Don’t miss this opportunity to ask the VBF Vascular Birthmarks Sturge Weber Syndrome Expert! Join Dr. Linda and Dr. Anne Comi, Director of the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute, live on Facebook to ask your questions about: What Everyone Should Know about the Relationship between SWS and PWS on 11/29/19 from 1-2pm EST. Don’t miss this chance to ask Dr. Comi your questions!
Anne Comi, MD is the Director of the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center and an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins 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 for her groundbreaking research discovering a gene associated with SWS / PWS, and for her tireless dedication to our VBF Families. She is one of the word’s leading experts in Sturge Weber Syndrome.
To participate in this VBF Facebook Live session, “Like us” on Facebook at Vascular Birthmarks Foundation. Then, select GOING or INTERESTED on our Facebook Live Event to receive a reminder of the event. Make sure to tune in at 1 pm – 2 pm EST on November 29, 2019 to get your questions answered live by Dr. Comi.