Posted by Susan Linn, Epilepsy Foundation of New England on Nov 27, 2021
Laurie Douglass, MD was honored at Epilepsy Foundation New England’s (EFNE) 38th Annual Hope Gala. Dr. Douglass, Division Director of Pediatric Neurology and Director of Pediatric Epilepsy & EEG at Boston Medical Center, is known for her activism and dedication to ensuring that people living with epilepsy receive the care they need.  She is a pioneer in using technology to allow patients to access tele-health and tele-services.  Her commitment and resulting services were emulated by many during the pandemic, which forced patients and providers to develop comfort and skill in using technology to deliver care.  Dr. Douglass and her family members were past EFNE Volunteers of the Month, recognizing the many hours of service they contribute as volunteers to summer camps for children living with epilepsy.  “Laurie not only provides expert advice on managing campers’ health and safety, but rolls up her sleeves to play with children – taking the time to get to know each one,” said Camp Coordinator Sarah Specht. 
“Beyond her breakthrough thinking and practice, Laurie is known for her collaborative spirit. She ensures that patient care is paramount and brings people, institutions, and communities together behind a common vision.  It’s our honor to pay tribute to Laurie at the 2021 gala,” said Susan Linn, EFNE’s President and CEO. 
Epilepsy Foundation New England’s Annual Gala bring together 300+ leaders from Boston Medical Center, MA General Hospital, Mass General Brigham, Beth Israel Lahey, Tufts Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, UMAA Memorial Medical Center, RI Hospital, and more.  Dr. Douglass was chosen by EFNE’s Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Board. 
Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterizes by unpredictable seizures, which are like electrical storms in the brain.  1 in 10 people will have a seizure, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy over the course of their lives.  Epilepsy Foundation New England is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help the 104,000 people affected by epilepsy in MA, ME, NH, and RI, as well as their families.  For more information, visit
Pictured here is Dr. Laurie Douglass with husband John B. Douglass II.