Join the Tourette Association of America 12/20 at 2:30pm ET LIVE from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with Gardiner Comfort and Barbara J. Coffey, M.D., M.S. for an interactive session ‘An Adults perspective about Tourette Syndrome and CBIT’!
Gardiner Comfort is an actor and writer who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 7. Gardiner is currently a teacher, board member for the NYC TAA Chapter, and is the co-creater of a play about growing up with Tourette Syndrome called The Elephant in Every Room I Enter. For more info about Gardiner visit: www.gardinercomfort.com.
Barbara J. Coffey, M.D., M.S., is an internationally recognized specialist in Tourette Syndrome and related disorders. She is Chief of the Tics and Tourette’s Clinical and Research Program, a TAA New York State Consortium Center of Excellence Director, and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Coffey received her B.A. in Biology-Psychology from University of Rochester, M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine and M.S. in Epidemiology from Harvard University. She completed her residency in psychiatry at Boston University Hospital and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey is the author of more than one hundred manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, chapters and abstracts. A member of the Medical Advisory Board of the TAA, she is a highly sought after speaker at worldwide conferences. The recipient of numerous research grants from NIH, foundations and industry, her research has focused on phenomenology, psychiatric comorbidity, neurobiology and novel treatment of Tourette’s Disorder. Dr. Coffey has been a regular recipient of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors and Boston and New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” honors.