Claudia Chiriboga, MD MPH

Claudia Chiriboga

Dr.  Chiriboga obtained her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Buenos Aires. She then completed training in pediatrics at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, followed by training in child neurology at the Neurological Institute and Babies Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Chiriboga joined the Division of Child Neurology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (CUMC) in 1988. Subsequently, she completed a Neuroepidemiology fellowship at Sergievsky Center and received a Masters in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Dr. Chiriboga is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at CUMC and former interim Director and Program Director of Division of Pediatric Neurology at Columbia University.  She is also a member of the SMA Clinical Research Center of Columbia University and Director of the Pediatric MDA care center at CUMC.  Dr. Chiriboga’s clinical research experience has included NIH funded cohort studies of congenital infections and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as cerebral palsy and effects of perinatal exposures.  Dr. Chiriboga’s clinical trials experience includes trials in periodontal exposure effects, and metabolic disorders. Since 2010, her research has focused on SMA clinical trials.   In concert with Dr. Karen Marder, Dr. Chiriboga is Co- PI of NeuroNEXT at Columbia University.