Caitlin K. Rollins
Neurologist, Boston Children's Hospital
Dr. Rollins' research lies at the intersection of neurology and cardiology, aiming to illuminate the neurobiological underpinnings of neurodevelopmental impairment in congenital heart disease. She has collaborated with investigators in neurology, cardiology, and radiology to evaluate the MRI findings in adolescents with transposition of the great arteries.
Dr. Rollins is currently Principal Investigator of a fetal MRI study that investigates fetal brain measurements in congenital heart disease to determine whether in utero markers of abnormal brain development can be identified. The ultimate goal of the study is to establish neurobiological targets for fetal neuroprotective intervention and identify those patients most likely to benefit from such therapy. She collaborates with investigators from Boston Children's in radiology, fetal medicine and cardiology as well as neonatologists at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Rollins' clinical work as a neurologist with our Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Neurology Program informs her research and supports her dedication to bring the benefits of research to children.