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Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Pediatrics
Board certified in Clinical Genetics, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine and Pediatrics
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
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Dr. Darras' bio
This content was provided by Dr. Darras "Dr. Basil Darras earned Greece's highest marks on nationwide tests to be admitted to medical school, and graduated from Athens University School of Medicine at the top of his class. Dr. Darras became frustrated by the Greek system that controlled access to further training in pediatrics, so he traveled to the U.S. for his residency. He had planned to return to Greece, but stayed in the U.S. due to the enormous opportunities for research and care for patients at the highest possible level. Dr. Darras is motivated to find cures for children with neuromuscular disorders. he has trained and published extensively as a basic scientist, but was not fulfilled by researching and diagnosing patients alone without helping to improve their lives and outcomes. As a result, he has become very active in clinical research and am excited to be practicing and researching at a time in the field when powerful new resources are at our disposal. Dr. Daras' focus is on treating children with neuromuscular diseases, which present as problems of motor development and function. He is the acting Associate neurologist-in-chief at Boston Children's Hospital and holds the Joseph J. Volpe Chair in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Chief of the Division of Clinical Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the hospital. For 11 years, Dr. Darras ran the hospital's neurology residency training program and I was twice voted teacher of the year by neurology residents. His special focus is in the care of children with neuromuscular conditions originating from inherited or acquired conditions of the motor unit. These include patients with complex muscle diseases like muscular dystrophies and congenital or metabolic myopathies, neuromuscular transmission defects, neuropathies, motor neuronopathies, and also inflammatory muscle or nerve conditions. Dr. Darras also sees patients with general neurological problems such seizures. Following medical school in Greece and residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Darras completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale in genetics, which gives him a unique lens through which he approaches problems of childhood motor development. When he was training in neurology, he gravitated toward neuromuscular cases. The fact that many have a genetic basis appealed to me. At Boston Children's Hospital, Dr. Darras says he is proud to be involved with two innovative multi-disciplinary clinical programs. He directs the Neuromuscular Program, which provides diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic services for children with neuromuscular diseases and is one largest of its kind in the country; and the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Clinical Research Program, which seeks to improve medical care of children with SMA and discover new treatments for this devastating motor neuron disease. Through his clinical and research experience, as well as his hospital leadership roles, Dr. Darras has influenced care in the field of pediatric neuromuscular diseases both nationally and internationally."
This content was provided by Dr. Darras "My approach to care reflects my interest in the genetic basis of neurological disease and my desire to practice on the forefront of clinical care and research. I was born and raised in Greece and was strongly influenced by a number of doctors in my family. One of my uncles would let me watch him treat patients and help him give immunizations in schools.
During my childhood in Greece, my parents instilled in me intellectual curiosity, the ambition to excel, and personal values focused on service."
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Genetics*
Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Pediatric Neurological Disorders
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
University Of Athens, School Of Health Sciences
Medical School | Graduated 1977
University of Athens Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
Nassau County Medical Center, Clinical Campus SUNY at Stony Brook
Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
Tufts Medical School - New England Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
Yale University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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