The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Cristina Fernandez Carbonell, M.D.

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  • Graduate in Medicine and Surgery (October 1998- July 2004) with Honours Degree. Facultat de Medicina i Cirurgia. Universitat de Valencia. (Spain)
  • Specialist in Paedriatics (May 2005- May 2009). General Universitary Hospital of Alicante (Spain).
  • Fellowship/Master in Child Neurology (January 2009- January 2011). University of Barcelona. Sant Joan de Déu  Hospital (Barcelona)
  • PhD courses in Paediatrics at the University Miguel Hernández, Alicante (2007).
  • First Certificate in English. University of Cambridge. ESOL Examinations. (December 2003)
  • TOEFL exam (January 2012)

Clinical and Research Experience:

  • Pediatrician at Hospital de Barcelona (July 2009 - January 2011)
  • Child Neurologist at "Centro de estimulación precoz de St. Martí y St. Adrià" (July 2009- March 2010).
  • Child Neurologist at Hospital de Nens, Barcelona. (January 2011- October 2011)
  • Clinical observership at St. Christophers Hospital for Children. Philadelphia (USA). Child Neurology. (0ctober 2011 – November 2011)
  • Clinical observership at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (USA). Neuroimmunology (December 2011)
  • Clinical Observership at Partner’s Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Partner’s Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.  Boston, MA. (March 2012- July 2013).
  • Research fellowship in Paediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Harvard University. Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Partner’s Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.  Boston, MA. (September 2012- July 2013).
  • Clinical fellowship in Paediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-inflammatory disorders in children. The Hospital For Sick Children. Toronto. Canada (September 2013- June 2014).
  • Pediatric Neurology Residency at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), NY (Currently from September 2014-July 2019)


  • "Vertical ophthalmoplegia due to a unilateral periaqueductal gray-matter infarct in an adolescent" Sánchez Fernández I, Fernández  Carbonell C, Vázquez Ortiz M, González Álvarez V. J. Child Neurol. 2010 Dec; 25(12): 1552-4
  • “Correction of a short cardiac PR interval in a 12 year old child with late onset Pompe disease following enzyme replacement therapy (ERT)”. Fernandez C, MD; Legido A, MD, PhD, MBA; Jethva R, MD; Marks H, MD. Genet Med. 2012 Aug;14 (8):757-8
  • “Inflammatory demyelinating diseases in children: an update”. Fernández  Carbonell C, Chitnis T. Minerva Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 65(3): 307-23.
  • “Functional relapses in pediatric Multiple Sclerosis” Fernández Carbonell C, Benson L, Rintell D, Prince J, Chitnis T. J Child Neurol. 2014 Jul;29(7):943-6.
  • “Clinical and MRI phenotype of children with MOG antibodies”. Fernandez-Carbonell, C., Vargas-Lowy, D., Musallam, A., Healy B., McLaughlin, K. Wucherpfennig, K., Chitnis, T.  Mult Scler. 2016 Feb; 22(2):174-84

Department Chairman

Mark Mehler Mark F. Mehler, M.D. (bio)

Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chair of The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Alpern Family Foundation Chair in Cerebral Palsy Research
Director, Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration

Letter from the Chairman  

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