ProfileOverviewMedical Specialty: NeurologyHospital or Clinic Affiliation: Massachusetts General HospitalDepartment or Group: Nerve UnitLinks: http://www.massgeneral.org/doctors/doctor.aspx?id=17253Patient Age Group(s): Adult, PediatricLocation: Massachusetts General Hospital Wang Outpatient Clinical Center 15 Parkman Street 8th floor Boston MA 02114 Appointments: 617-726-8639Fax (Medical Records): 617-726-0473 Clinical ServicesClinical Areas of Interest: Peripheral Nerve Diseases, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Skin biopsy for neurological diagnosisAdult Clinical Services: Office visitsAutonomic Function TestingElectromyography/Nerve Conduction StudiesInfusion CenterNeurodiagnostic Skin BiopsiesQuantitative Sensory TestingSurgical Nerve Biopsy and InterpretationPediatric Clinical Services: Office visitsAutonomic Function TestingElectromyography/Nerve Conduction StudiesInfusion CenterNeurodiagnostic Skin BiopsiesQuantitative Sensory TestingSurgical Nerve Biopsy and Interpretation ResearchUniversity Affiliation: Harvard Medical SchoolUniversity Title: Associate ProfessorLab Group: Nerve UnitLab URL: https://neuropathycommons.org/mgh-nerve-unitResearch Areas of Interest: Peripheral neuropathyContact telephone for potential research subjects: (617) 643-8577Contact email for potential research subjects: NerveUnit@partners.org BiographyDr. Oaklander is Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Pathology (Neuropathology) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Cornell she received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees (in Neuroscience) from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Neurology residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by fellowship in peripheral nerve disorders at Johns Hopkins. She then joined Hopkins’ faculty in the Neurosurgery department. At Massachusetts General, she directs the Nerve Unit, a federally funded research team that studies peripheral nerve disorders and a group of peripheral nerve physicians. Her team's interests include the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and complications of shingles. Her group discovered that small-fiber polyneuropathy causes widespread chronic pain and multi-symptom illnesses in children and young adults, and they reported that small-fiber polyneuropathy underlies 40% of fibromyalgia cases. Dr. Oaklander has more than 100 publications and serves on editorial boards for the journals PAIN and Neurology Today. A Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Neurological Association, she is named in America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Physicians, and US News and World Report. She directs MGH’s neurodiagnostic skin-biopsy service. Her work has been profiled in Science, Scientific American Mind, and by PBS. She serves on NIH’s Research Council and has served on panels for the NIH, the FDA, and the Institute of Medicine. PublicationsRandomized trial of l-serine in patients with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1V Fridman, S Suriyanarayanan, P Novak, W David, EA Macklin, D McKenna-Yasek, K Walsh, R Aziz-Bose, AL Oaklander, R Brown, T Hornemann, F Eichler.Neurology. 2019 January. Ion channels and neuropathic pain.MC Klein and AL Oaklander.Elife. 2018 November. Sensory and autonomic deficits in a new humanized mouse model of familial dysautonomia.E Morini, P Dietrich, M Salani, HM Downs, GR Wojtkiewicz, S Alli, A Brenner, M Nilbratt, JW LeClair, AL Oaklander, SA Slaugenhaupt, I Dragatsis.Hum Mol Genet. 2016 March 15. Natural history and biomarkers in hereditary sensory neuropathy type 1.V Fridman, AL Oaklander, WS David, EA Johnson, J Pan, P Novak, RH Brown Jr, FS Eichler.Muscle Nerve. 2015 April.