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Principal Investigator

Kristopher T. Kahle, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Neurosurgeon | Neurosurgeon | Geneticist

- Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Director, Harvard Center for Hydrocephalus and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (HAND)
- Member, Yale-NIH Centers for Mendelian Genomics

Dr. Kahle is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard Center for Hydrocephalus and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (HAND). He is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon, with experience in a broad range of pediatric neurosurgical disorders including brain and spinal cord tumors and cysts, all types of hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, spina bifida, vascular malformations, and others. He also treats these conditions in transitional age patients and adults, providing continuity of care across the age spectrum. He is highly skilled in both open and endoscopic/minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques.

 

Dr. Kahle is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and a member of numerous medical organizations, including the AANS, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN), and the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ISPN).

 

Dr. Kahle graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago in 1999 with degrees in Biology and Philosophy. He received his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine in 2007, where he also received his Ph.D. working in the laboratory of human geneticist Richard Lifton. He completed his neurosurgery residency training at MGH in 2014, as well as a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard University with co-mentors Stephen Elledge and David Clapham. He completed a clinical pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he was Shellito staff associate and Instructor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kahle returned to New Haven to join the Yale School of Medicine faculty, where he was Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Cellular & Molecular Physiology, and Director of Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery from 2016-2021. In 2021, Dr. Kahle came to Massachusetts General Hospital to serve as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is also Nicholas T. Zervas Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School, Associate Member of Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Investigator for the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Garrett Allington
  PhD Candidate
  Yale University 

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Julie Choi
PhD Candidate
Washington University School of Medicine

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Tyrone Despenza Jr.

MD/PhD Candidate

Yale School of Medicine

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Po-Ying Fu
Bioinformatics Research Analyst
Washington University in St. Louis

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Adam Kundishora, MD

Chief Neurosurgery Resident

Yale New Haven Hospital

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Andres Moreno De Luca, MD

Associate Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology
Assistant Professor, Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute and Genomic Medicine Institute

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Carol Nelson-Williams
Senior Research Scientist
Yale University

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Paulina Piwowarczyk
Reserach Associate
Boston Children's Hospital

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Myron Rolle, MD, MSc
Neurosurgery Resident
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Yung-Chun (David) Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow
Washington University School of Medicine

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Kristin Hanifin, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Arnaud Marlier, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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Quentin Moyer
MD Candidate
Harvard Medical School

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Emre Kiziltug
MD Candidate
Yale School of Medicine

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Kedous Mekbib

MD/MHS Candidate

Yale School of Medicine

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Susan P. Mullany, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Massachusetts General Hospital

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Jack Ocken
Undergraduate Research Associate

Yale College

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Benjamin Reeves
MD/PhD Candidate
Yale School of Medicine

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JP Shohfi
Clinical Research Coordinator
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Max Wrubel
Research Student
McDonnell Genome Institute

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Duy Phan
MD/PhD Candidate
Yale School of Medicine

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Stephanie Robert, MD, PhD

Resident Physician, Department of Neurosurgery

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kahle Lab

Yale New Haven Hospital

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Hannah Smith, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator, Kahle Lab

Massachusetts General Hospital

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Shujuan Zhao
PhD Candidate
Washington University School of Medicine

Lab Alumni

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August Allocco
MD Candidate
Yale School of Medicine

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Weilai Dong
PhD Candidate
 Yale University

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Sierra Conine

Postgraduate Associate in Neurosurgery

Yale University

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Ashley Dunbar, MD
Neurosurgery Resident
Washington University School of Medicine

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Eyiyemisi Damisah, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Yale University

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Daniel Duran, MD
Neurosurgery Resident
University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

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Charuta Furey, MD
Neurosurgery Resident
Barrow Neurological Institute

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Jason Karimy

MD Candidate

Quinnipac School of Medicine

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Amrita Singh

MD Candidate

Yale School of Medicine

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Jonathan Gaillard, MD

HHMI Medical Research Fellow

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Shreyas Panchagnula, MD, MHS

Resident, University of Maryland Medical Center Neurosurgery Department

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Will Sullivan

Yale College

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Ava Hunt

MD Student

Rutgers School of Medicine

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Amar Sheth

MD Candidate

Yale School of Medicine

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Xue Zeng

PhD Candidate, Yale University

Graduate Assistant, Rockefeller University

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Junhui Zhang

Senior Research Scientist

Yale University