The ASF Medical Advisory Board is made up of members of the Angelman community who are medical professionals, researchers, and specialists who have in-depth knowledge and experience in diagnosing, treating and researching Angelman syndrome.
The board plays a crucial role in establishing treatment and care standards for individuals with the AS. They review and evaluate existing guidelines, research findings and emerging therapies to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. They will contribute to the development of educational materials, patient resources, and healthcare provider training programs. By disseminating accurate and up-to-date information, they will empower patients, families, and healthcare professionals to better understand and manage AS.
In addition, the board helps create and influence a long-range strategy for the Ladder Learning Network. Members review proposals for discovery grants and the Jacob Pritzker fellowship program and provides guidance in working with medical institutions.
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD
Head of the ASF Clinic at Rush University Medical Center
Justin Grill, MD
Chief Medical Officer at Trinity Health Muskegon, Grand Haven and Shelby
Gali Heimer, MD, PhD
Head of the ASF Clinic at Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital
Christian Hommes, PA-C
Patient Diagnosis Liaison at Ultragenyx
Hilary Hommes, PA-C
Lead ER PA at Envision Healthcare in Nashville, TN
Alan Kramer, MPH
VP of Health System Emerging Strategies & Market Development at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Debra Sukin, PhD, MHA, FACHE
Regional Senior Vice President of Houston Methodist
Wen-Hann Tan, MD
Head of the ASF Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital
Ron Thibert, DO, MSPH
Head of the ASF Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital
Ashley Thompson, RN
Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at The Christ Hospital