Dr. Barry Kosofsky interviews Dr. Doris Trauner, one of two recipients of a 2016 CNS Roger and Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the CNS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC. The interview was videotaped as part of the Child Neuro News Wrap program funded by a 2016 grant from Eisai, Inc.
Doris A. Trauner, MD
Dr. Doris Trauner is a pediatric neurologist and specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego as well as a distinguished professor of neurosciences and pediatrics at UC San Diego.
After earning her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Trauner completed an internship and a residency at UC San Diego, followed by a fellowship at the University of Chicago. Widely recognized and respected for her academic leadership, Dr. Trauner has held a joint appointment in the UC San Diego Neurosciences and Pediatrics Departments since 1977 and served as the chief of pediatric neurology from 1981 to 2015. She has served on numerous national and local committees, including the UC San Diego Committee on Academic Personnel and the Rady Children’s Medical Staff Executive Committee. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in addition to medical students and residents.
Dr. Trauner’s research focuses on the cognitive consequences of conditions that alter brain development early in life, including both structural and metabolic disorders. She studies children with neurodevelopmental, genetic and metabolic disorders. She has over 190 publications including research articles and book chapters, as well as two books.
Dr. Trauner has served on the CNS Board of Directors as Councillor for the West (1986-88) and received the CNS Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD
Dr. Barry Kosofsky is the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Director of the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College as well as an Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology.
After receiving a B.A., M.A. in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kosofsky entered Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was awarded his medical degree (M.D.) and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He completed his pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital in Boston. Following residency, Dr. Kosofsky served as Assistant Resident/Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the MGH-East Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory. In 1992, he was appointed Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital.
He joined Weill Cornell following 19 years at Harvard Medical School, where he was an Associate Professor of Neurology, and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was an Associate Neurologist and Director of the Child Neurology Residency Training Program. Dr. Kosofsky is a past Scientific Program Planning Chair and served on the Board of Directors of the Child Neurology Society as Councillor for the Northeast (2011-13) and the longtime lead “anchorman” of the CNS Annual Meeting Child Neuro News Wrap.