Dr. Cynthia Rooney, MD

Dr. Cynthia Rooney, MD

Pediatrics  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Cynthia Rooney, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Weymouth, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in 1989 and specializes in pediatrics and epilepsy.Read her story

541 Main St Bldg Stetson

Weymouth, MA 02190

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(781) 216-3763

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Dr. Rooney's Experience

Dr. Rooney's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Rooney's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rooney "My Area of Excellence is Clinical Expertise and Innovation. Specifically, I am a clinical pediatric neurologist who specializes in epilepsy and headache disorders. As a practicing neurologist at Children's Hospital Physicians in South Weymouth, MA, I care for patients with complex neurologic problems including refractory epilepsy and headache disorders. I have published 5 original articles and was first author on one of these and senior author on another. Two of these 5 articles were published recently, in 2010, and involve genetic testing for autism spectrum disorder and the identification of mutations in the gene for neurexin-1 (NRXN1) that can lead to autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. As a participant in the Autism Consortium Clinical Genetics/DNA Diagnostics Collaboration, I assisted in testing patients for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) using currently recommended clinical genetic testing as well as chromosomal microarray analysis, which did not have established guidelines. This study showed that the chromosomal microarray analysis had the highest detection rate among clinically available genetic tests for patients with ASD, resulting in a recommendation that CMA be considered as part of the initial diagnostic evaluation of patients with ASD. For the second study, which was conducted by the Division of Developmental Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston, I assisted with a medical record review of subjects with deletions involving exonic sequences of NRXN1, which indicated that deletions of NRXN1 predispose to a wide spectrum of developmental disorders. Thus, my clinical work contributes important data that is improving our understanding of autism spectrum disorders. In summary, I apply my expertise in pediatric epilepsy and headache disorders in specialized clinical programs in the Department of Neurology, serve as an educator in this arena, and contribute to research that increases our understanding of these disorders."
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2  Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Epilepsy

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

4  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Medication Management for Learning and Behavioral Disabilities
  • Neurological Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Boston Floating Hospital, Pediatrics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston Floating Hospital, Pediatrics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Boston Floating Hospital, Neurology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rooney has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rooney's Reviews

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5 total reviews (2 have comments)

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Dr. Rooney's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Extreme waste of time speaking with her. Asking her a question is stupid unless what you are asking fits into the 4 answers she knows how to give. For an example, when asked how one of my seizures felt I described it as feeling “heavy, as if my brain was rolling around like a bowling ball” to which...more
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Awful doctor stay away! Took my son to see her she misdiagnosed him would not listen to any of my concerns. I never write reviews but she was so awful I want to save other parents this nightmare. I have spoken to other parents all over the south shore and they had the same experience she is...more
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