Kuntal Sen, M.D., is a physician in the Division of Neurogenetics and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics at Children's National Hospital. He is a graduate of Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai. He completed a combined pediatrics-medical genetics and genomics residency at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University School of Medicine. He then completed a child neurology fellowship at Children’s National. He also worked at the National Institutes of Health as a volunteer for the Undiagnosed Disease Program. He is one of the few physicians in the country with dual training in neurology and clinical genetics which affords him a unique expertise to diagnose and manage patients with complex monogenic neurological disorders.
Dr. Sen's research focus is on multi-modal neuroimaging and neuromonitoring in inborn errors of metabolism. He is also involved in developing precision therapies for mitochondrial diseases through collaborative translational research with Drs. Chiaramello and Gropman as part of a Mito EpiGen Program at George Washington University. Dr. Sen has published several peer-reviewed articles and presented at many international conferences on newborn screening disorders, rare neurometabolic epilepsies and ethics in genetic testing. His accomplishments also include conducting a national survey identifying innovative ways to educate child neurologists regarding genomics and rare diseases. He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) and a member of the ACMG Therapeutics Committee. He also serves as the USA Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Genetics. During his medical training, he has won awards and grants from professional societies including the prestigious ACMG Foundation/Perkin Elmer Award.