Basil Darras, MD

Dr. Darras, is the Joseph J. Volpe Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Neurologist-in-Chief, Chief of the Division of Clinical Neurology, and Director of the Neuromuscular Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Darras is a pediatric neurologist with advanced training and certification in human genetics and neuromuscular medicine. His clinical focus is the care of children with neuromuscular conditions originating from inherited or acquired conditions of the motor unit. He has published over 240 original reports in peer-reviewed journals and over 80 chapters, reviews and editorials. He is Editor-in-Chief for the second edition of Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence: A Clinician’s Approach, published by Elsevier in 2015, and is reprising his role as Editor of the unit on Neuromuscular Disorders in the upcoming 7th edition of Volpe’s Neurology of the Newborn (Elsevier, 2024).