Pediatric Neurologist, MD

Dr Jamie Capal

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Dr. Jamie Capal is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology. She is board-certified in Pediatrics, Neurology with special qualification in child neurology, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.  She received her training at Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center and stayed on as faculty there until the spring of 2020. While at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, she was a member of the multidisciplinary Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic. She was involved in several research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and TSC Clinical Research Consortium (TACERN), including determining biomarkers for ASD in young children with TSC, ages birth to 36 months; determining the timing and relationship between seizures, cognition, and development of ASD; evaluating the broader autism phenotype in ASD; and examining common features of ASD among different single-gene disorders with high prevalence of ASD (TSC, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, PTEN Hamartoma syndrome). 

She recently joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she has a joint appointment in neurology and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. Her clinical and research interests focus on children with neurodevelopmental and neurogenetic conditions, including autism spectrum disorders, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, and Angelman syndrome. She has transitioned to UNC Chapel Hill with a vision to improve care for individuals with TSC. She has also started a TAND clinic.

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