Anne M. Connolly, MD

Anne Connolly

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Anne M. Connolly, MD, is chief of the Division of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and a member of the Center for Gene Therapy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute. An internationally recognized expert in pediatric neuromuscular disease and neuroimmunology, Dr. Connolly’s early research examined the relationship between autoantibodies and childhood neurological disorders. She also studied the natural history and effects of treatment of mouse models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD). She has helped develop outcome measures for infants and boys with DMD and has led or been a collaborator in numerous pivotal clinical trials in children with neuromuscular disorders. At Nationwide Children’s, she leads the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic.

Dr. Connolly has published 104 peer-reviewed articles, 18 invited reviews and chapters and given more than 50 invited lectures. She is associate editor for the Journal of Child Neurology. In addition, she has served as a national thought leader for multiple foundation and government agency efforts to improve outcomes in children with neuromuscular disorders. She is an American Academy of Neurology Fellow, and member of the Child Neurology Society, the World Muscle Society and the International Child Neurology Society.

Academic and Clinical Areas

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 04/01/2019

Board Certifications
  • Child Neurology
  • Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Fellowship Washington University School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/1993
Fellowship National Institute of Mental Health Date Completed: 06/30/1991
Residency St. Louis Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1990
Residency St. Louis Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1988
Residency St. Louis Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1987
Medical School Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Date Completed: 03/31/1984