Massachusetts General Hospital, Herscot Center

The Coordinated Care That TSC Patients Need

The Carol and James Herscot Center for Children and Adults with TSC at Massachusetts General Hospital was created in 2005 for the express purpose of delivering specialized care for a growing population of individuals suffering from TSC.

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Diagnosis and care for each person seen at the Center follows a personalized clinical monitoring plan based on age and previous medical history. Such plans ensure that everyone receives the specific combination of medical, psychological, and social services they require. Individuals with TSC have ready access to neurologists, psychiatrists, dermatologists, cardiologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, nutritionists, pulmonary, and renal specialists, who are all experts in the specific manifestations of TSC, as well as social workers and genetic counselors to provide support for the unique personal, family, and work issues affecting each individual with TSC.

The Leadership of Dr. Elizabeth Thiele

Dr. Thiele, a neurologist and epileptologist, is the Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Service at MGH and one of our nation's foremost TSC experts. As the Director of the Herscot Center, Dr. Thiele brings the benefit of her vast experience caring for and improving quality of life for hundreds of individuals living with TSC and their families, as well as a longstanding commitment to the research and education critical to the improvement of care and treatment of TSC.

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