About Adeline Vanderver

Photo of Adeline Vanderver, MDAdeline Vanderver, MD, is an Attending Physician in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Jacob A. Kamens Endowed Chair in Neurologic Disorders and Translational Neurotherapeutics. She is also Program Director of the Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence at CHOP.

Under Dr. Vanderver’s leadership, the multidisciplinary Leukodystrophy Center team is focused on creating new standards of care for children with leukodystrophies by advancing leukodystrophy gene discovery, creating new therapies, and supporting and advocating for patients and their families. In parallel with this strong clinical program, Dr. Vanderver’s preclinical and clinical research projects will aim to discover molecular therapeutics that target the genetics of leukodystrophy subtypes.

Dr. Vanderver is also one of the founding members of the Global Leukodystrophy Initiative, an international consortium of research, clinicians, and disease advocates tasked with promoting collaborative research initiatives in the leukodystrophies.

Dr. Vanderver graduated with a degree in medicine from Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She then pursued a child neurology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in biochemical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute/National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.