CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, TX

Core Team

Sreenivas Avula, MD | Pediatric Neurology

Clinic Co-Director

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John Odom, MD | Medical Biochemical Genetics

Clinic Associate Director

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Angela Childers | RN

Care Coordinator
Tel: 210-704-4841
Fax 210-704-4952

More Team Members

  • Rebecca Littlejohn, MS, CGC
  • Melyssa Garner, MS, CGC

About the Center

The Leukodystrophy Care Clinic at CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital is a multidisciplinary clinic that provides patient centered care and supports families with special healthcare needs related to leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies are a group of rare genetic disorders that affect the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord.

Conditions Treated

Evaluate and care for patients with every form of leukodystrophy including, but not limited to:

  • Krabbe disease
  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Alexander disease
  • Canavan disease
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
  • Vanishing white matter disease
  • Undiagnosed leukodystrophies
  • Peroxisomal biogenesis disorder (PBD)


Appointments are available urgently for patients in need of an initial evaluation or assessment.
To request an appointment or make a referral, please call Angela Childers, Clinic Coordinator, at 1-210-704-4841.


Children’s – Neurosciences Center
333 N. Santa Rosa St. 4th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 704 4841