Letter From Our President—Fall/Winter 2017

November 28, 2017
Dr. Gary Goldstein

At Kennedy Krieger Institute, we welcome families from around the world seeking care for their children. This month, read about Karam, a little boy from Syria with an extremely rare disease; Mikey, a Maryland teen with autism; and Nathaniel, an 8-year-old with cerebral palsy, one of the first conditions ever treated at the Institute.

Karam and his parents moved to Baltimore so our specialists could determine and provide the best course of treatment for him. Mikey is thriving thanks to his hard work, his family’s support, and the interdisciplinary education and therapeutic treatment he’s receiving while attending Kennedy Krieger schools. And Nathaniel is walking better than ever after undergoing one of the advanced neurosurgical procedures we offer to help individuals with cerebral palsy live full and active lives.

Recently, we hosted our first-ever summit for families from around the world with children who’ve been diagnosed with the debilitating SYNGAP1 genetic disorder, a type of autism. Our neurogenetics experts shared updates about the latest research we’re leading to enhance our understanding of the disorder and ultimately improve the future for those with this syndrome. I was so inspired by what our researchers, clinicians and other specialists are doing to help these families—and that’s a feeling I’ve experienced over and over during the 30 years I’ve been honored to lead this extraordinary organization.

I couldn’t be more proud of the progress the Institute has made, and the lives it has improved. Your support is an essential component of our progress. Thank you so much for all you do to help us transform children’s lives.

Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons,

Gary W. Goldstein, MD
President and CEO

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.
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