Laurie M. Douglass, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

(617) 414-4588


• Pediatric Epilepsy/Seizures
• Dietary therapies including the Ketogenic Diet for epilepsy
• Seizures and the developing brain
• Improving health care delivery for youth with epilepsy
• Transitioning care for young adults with seizures
• Medical Education for Child Neurology Residents

Other Positions

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center


  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University, BSc


  • Published on 10/24/2016

    Kuban KC, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Heeren T, Fichorova RN, Douglass L, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Rollins JV, Paneth N. Circulating Inflammatory-Associated Proteins in the First Month of Life and Cognitive Impairment at Age 10 Years in Children Born Extremely Preterm. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan; 180:116-123.e1. PMID: 27788929.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/19/2016

    Kuban KC, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Allred EN, Heeren T, Douglass L, Stafstrom CE, Jara H, Frazier JA, Hirtz D, Leviton A. Girls and Boys Born before 28 Weeks Gestation: Risks of Cognitive, Behavioral, and Neurologic Outcomes at Age 10 Years. J Pediatr. 2016 Jun; 173:69-75.e1. PMID: 27004675.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/9/2016

    Shin M, Douglass LM, Milunsky JM, Rosman NP. The Genetics of Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis of Infancy: Is There an Association With Mutations in the CACNA1A Gene? J Child Neurol. 2016 Jul; 31(8):1057-61. PMID: 26961263.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/30/2015

    Douglass LM, Kuban K, Tarquinio D, Schraga L, Jonas R, Heeren T, DeBassio WA, Stafstrom CE, Heinrick RJ, Ferguson C, Blumberg L, Wong V. A Novel Parent Questionnaire for the Detection of Seizures in Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Jan; 54:64-69.e1. PMID: 26552646.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/5/2015

    Pavlakis PP, Douglass LM. Pearls & Oysters: A case of refractory nocturnal seizures: Putting out fires without smoke. Neurology. 2015 May 5; 84(18):e134-6. PMID: 25941204.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Pellock JM, Wheless JW, Douglass LM. In response: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome may be a curable, reversible epileptic encephalopathy. Epilepsia. 2015 Mar; 56(3):500-1. PMID: 25778756.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2014

    Bourgeois BF, Douglass LM, Sankar R. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: a consensus approach to differential diagnosis. Epilepsia. 2014 Sep; 55 Suppl 4:4-9. PMID: 25284032.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2014

    Douglass LM, Salpekar J. Surgical options for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Epilepsia. 2014 Sep; 55 Suppl 4:21-8. PMID: 25284034.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2013

    Scherl L, Douglass L, Augustyn M. History of head trauma in a 6-year-old boy: maybe more than meets the eye (and head). J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Jul-Aug; 34(6):441-3. PMID: 23838590.

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  • Published on 5/7/2012

    Wang CJ, Jonas R, Fu CM, Ng CY, Douglass L. Quality-of-care indicators for infantile spasms. J Child Neurol. 2013 Jan; 28(1):13-20. PMID: 22566712.

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