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Robert A. Avery, DO

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Neurogenetics

Brain Tumor Institute (Neuro-Oncology Program)
Neurofibromatosis Institute
Neurogenetics Program

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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Child Neuro
National Provider Identifier1013072305

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Dr. Avery is one of the region’s only dedicated pediatric neuro-ophthalmologists and joins Children’s National from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he completed fellowships in pediatric neurology and pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, as well as graduate work in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Avery is available to see patients at the main campus location. He specializes in the neurological conditions that impact vision, particularly optic and cranial nerve abnormalities.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Texas Christian University Ft. Worth, TXBachelor of Science 1989 -1993
Graduate Education Wesleyan University Middletown, CTMaster of Arts 1993 -1995
Medical School Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, PADoctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1999 -2003
Journal Article, Renuart AJ, Mistry RD, Avery RA, Licht DJ, Seiden JA, Huh JW, Boswinkel JP, Liu GT, Shah SS (2011), Reference range for cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration in children and adolescents, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine .

Journal Article, Avery RA, Licht DJ, Shah SS, Huh JW, Seiden JA, Boswinkel J, Ruppe MD, Mistry RD, Liu GT (2011), Cerebrospinal Fluid Opening Pressure in Children with Optic Nerve Head Edema, Neurology.

Journal Article, Avery RA, Liu GT, Fisher MJ, Quinn GE, Belasco JB, Phillips PC, Maguire MG, Balcer LJ (2011), Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in children with optic pathway gliomas, American Journal of Ophthalmology, 151, 542-549.

Journal Article, Avery RA, Liu GT (2010), Lisch nodules, ectropian uveae and optic pathway glioma (juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma) due to Neurofibromatosis type 1, Picture of the month: Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 164, 489-490.

Journal Article, Pineles S, Avery RA, Moss HE, Finkel R, Blinman T, Kaiser L, Liu GT (2010), Visual and systemic outcomes in pediatric ocular myasthenia gravis, American Journal of Ophthalmology, 150, 453-459.

Journal Article, Pineles S, Avery RA, Liu GT (2010), Vitamin B12 Optic Neuropathy in Autism, Pediatrics , 126, 967-970.

Journal Article, Avery RA, Shah SS, Licht DJ, Seiden JA, Huh JW, Boswinkel J, Ruppe MD, Chew A, Mistry RD, Liu GT (2010), Reference range for cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure in children, New England Journal of Medicine, 363, 891-893.

Journal Article, Avery RA, Frank G, Glutting JJ, Eppes SC (2006), Prediction of Lyme meningitis in children from a Lyme endemic region: A logistic regression model using history, physical, and laboratory findings, Pediatrics, 117, 1-7.

Journal Article, Avery RA, Frank G, Eppes SC (2005), Diagnostic utility of Borrelia burgdorferi cerebrospinal fluid polymerase chain reaction in children with Lyme meningitis, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 24, 705-708.

Journal Article, Avery RA, Mistry RD, Shah SS, Boswinkel J, Huh JW, Ruppe MD, Borasino S, Licht DJ, Seiden JA, Liu GT, Patient position during lumbar puncture has no meaningful effect on CSF opening pressure in children, Journal of Child Neurology, 25, 616-619.

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