Dr. Wilfreda Lindsey is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist at Kennedy Krieger Institute and an assistant professor in the Neurology Department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as the director for the Angelman Syndrome Clinic, and sees patients in the Sickle Cell Neurodevelopmental Clinic as well as the FMR1 and Related Conditions Clinic. Dr. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN before completing a Master of Science at Mississippi College in Clinton and a Doctor of Medicine at University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed her pediatrics residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans followed by Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where she also served as a Child Neurology Chief Resident. She became interested in neurodevelopmental disabilities as a young child as she saw her mother, who is a special educator, work hard to care for her students and their families in and out of the classroom. In residency and fellowship, she became interested in lifespan care as well as transition care for this population which led to a love for complex neurogenetic syndromes in which the individuals had a normal (or near normal) lifespan. Fragile X syndrome and other FMR1 related syndromes fit well into this model, allows for comprehensive care and provides the continuity and whole family care that she saw her mother provide to her students.
Dr. Lindsey is married to her wonderful husband, has two toddler boys, is a dog mom as well as a plant mom and recently became the primary caretaker for her selfless mother who is the motivation behind all she does. On days off, you can catch Dr. Lindsey and her family doing DIY and arts and crafts projects or spending time outdoors.