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 Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s. An internationally recognized expert in pediatric neuromuscular disease and neuroimmunology, Dr. Connolly’s early research examined the relationship between auto-antibodies and childhood neurological disorders, including chronic immune-mediated demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS), Landau-Kleffner syndrome, epilepsy and autism. She has also helped develop outcome measures for infants and boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and has led or been a collaborator in numerous pivotal clinical trials in children with neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Connolly has published 90 peer-reviewed articles, 18 invited reviews and chapters and given more than 40 invited lectures. She is associate editor for the Journal of Child Neurology. 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 and the World Muscle Society.

Named among the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Connolly has also participated in numerous national and international work groups, including:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Wellstone grant reviewer
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Muscular Dystrophy grant reviewer
  • Member of the Child Neurology Society’s Scientific Selection Committee
  • Member of the International Conference on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Standard of Care Committee
  • Member for Centers for Disease Control’s DMD Diagnostic Expert Group committee
  • Committee chair, Therapeutic Subcommittee Clinical International Neuromuscular Research Group (CINRG), to determine therapies that warrant trial in children based on preclinical data
  • Neuromuscular consulting for NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
  • Chair of the Clinical Symposium Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s national meeting
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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
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