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Massachusetts General Hospital Leukodystrophy Clinic 

Core Team

Florian Eichler

Center Director

Florian Eichler MD | Neurologist

Catie Becker RN/NP, Associate Program Director (NP)

Reneé Mendes, Patient Services Coordinator

Paul Caruso MD, Neuro-Radiologist

Patricia Musolino MD PhD, Pediatric Neurologist

  • Lynne Levitsky, MD Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Albert Misko MD PhD, Pediatric Neurologist
  • Kettelie Allien, Clinical Coordinator
  • Rachel Duong, Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Barb Luby LCSW, Social Work

Click to view this center’s presentation from the 2021 Hunter’s Hope Symposium.

Conditions Treated

We evaluate and care for adult and pediatric patients with every form of leukodystrophy including, but not limited to:

  • 4H Syndrome
  • Adult-Onset Autosomal Dominant Leukodystrophy (ADLD)
  • Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN)
  • Alexander’s Disease
  • Canavan Disease
  • Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX)
  • GM2 Gangliosidoses (Tay Sachs and Sandhoff Disease)
  • Hereditary Diffuse Leukoencephalopathy with Spheroids (HDLS)
  • Krabbe Disease
  • Leukoencephalopathy with Brainstem and Spinal Cord Involvement and Lactate Elevation (LBSL)
  • Megalencephalic Leukoencephalopathy with Subcortical Cysts
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD)
  • Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency
  • Mucolipidosis Type IV
  • Pelizaeus–Merzbacher disease
  • Sulfite Oxidase Deficiency
  • Vanishing White Matter Disease (VWMD) / Childhood Ataxia and Cerebral Hypomyelination (CACH)
  • Zellweger Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophies of Unknown Etiology


The MGH Leukodystrophy Clinic takes place on Wednesdays in the Yawkey Building, Suite 6B. Some of our providers also see patients on other weekdays.

Appointments are available urgently for patients in need of an initial evaluation or assessment.

To request an appointment or make a referral, please call Reneé Mendes, Patient Services Coordinator, at (617) 724-6510.

If you are an international patient, please register with the MGH International Office.


Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 6B
32 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 724-6400