Dysautonomia Center at

NYU Langone

Dysautonomia Center at NYU Langone 


In the 1970s the Foundation was instrumental in establishing the Dysautonomia Center at NYU Langone, now the world’s premier site offering medical treatment for and clinical research on FD. Founded by Dr. Felicia Axelrod, the Center is now headed by Horacio Kaufmann, MD, the world-renowned authority on familial dysautonomia. Staffed by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and other professionals, the Center offers stellar medical care, both on-site and virtually through telemedicine; conducts clinical research; consults with patients’ personal physicians and manages the FD Natural History Study.


Treatment for Familial Dysautonomia


The Dysautonomia Center offers

  • Scheduled visits as well as 24/7 emergency consults with physicians for FD patients worldwide.
  • Virtual visit kits that allow for real-time collection of vital health data during telemedicine appointments.
  • Personalized medical care programs based on periodic evaluation visits.
  • Referrals to a mental health professional, thanks to a grant from the Montreal Chapter of Dysautonomia. To learn more, please contact the Dysautonomia Center.
  • Comprehensive care treating speech difficulties, gastrointestinal issues, feeding and digestion issues, ophthalmologic complications, and orthopedic problems.
  • Opportunities to participate in clinical research studies.
  • The world’s only comprehensive FD patient registry. This is an electronic relational database of medical information dating back to 1970.

The Center has successfully transformed FD from a once fatal childhood disease into a chronic condition. Thanks to advances in care, people with FD who once had a 50% chance of reaching age 5, now have a 75% chance of living to 40 years old.


Stay up to date with the latest from the Dysautonomia Center at NYU by going to: https://dysautonomiacenter.com


Meet the Team

Dr. Horacio Kaufmann, MD, FAAN

Director, Dysautonomia Center

Dr. Alejandra González-Duarte, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Dysautonomia Center

Dr. Patricio Millar MD

Research Instructor

Dr. Kaia Dalamo, DNP, FNP-BC

Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Jose Martinez, MA

Senior Clinical Trials Manager

Mechteld Kuijpers

Project Assistant

Lee-Ann Lugg

Program Coordinator



Dysautonomia Center

530 First Avenue, Suite 9Q, New York, NY, 10016





Lee-Ann Lugg

Program Coordinator


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