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Senior Research Physicians

A. Reghan Foley, M.D.

Neuromuscular and Neurogenetic Disorders of Childhood Section

Building 10 Room 2B-39B
Center Drive MSC1477
Bethesda MD 20892
Office: (301) 402-2273

Fax: (301) 480-3007

Dr. Reghan Foley graduated from Georgetown University with a BSLA degree in 1998, and from Georgetown University School of Medicine with an M.D. degree in 2003. She was an intern in pediatrics at Miami Children’s Hospital and Resident in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia until 2005, followed by a fellowship in Child Neurology also at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia until 2009. She then completed a year of postgraduate fellowship in pediatric neuromuscular disease at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she was first involved in pediatric neuromuscular trials. While a fellow at CHOP, Dr. Foley trained in performing and interpreting muscle ultrasound with Dr. Carsten Bönnemann.

From 2010 to 2013, she was a Clinical Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. While a fellow at the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, she received further experience in muscle ultrasound. This is the neuromuscular center which pioneered the use of ultrasound in imaging muscle in the 1980s. As part of this fellowship she successfully completed an additional Research M.D. degree, with a focus on COL6-related muscular dystrophy, but including a major effort on new gene and phenotype discovery as well as clinical trials. From 2013 to 2014, she was an Attending Physician at Temple Street University Children’s Hospital in Dublin Ireland. Dr. Foley joined the Neuromuscular and Neurogenetic Disorders of Childhood Section (NNDCS), NINDS as Staff Clinician in 2014.

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