Robin Ryther, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Rett Spectrum Clinic
Washington University School of Medicine
Robin Ryther, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Rett Spectrum Clinic. Born and raised in the Saint Louis area she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia before completing her MD and PhD at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. Following medical school, Ryther completed her pediatric and neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital as part of the Harvard Combined Program. While there she developed an interest in epilepsy and returned to the Saint Louis Area to complete her neurophysiology and pediatric epilepsy fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. She stayed at WUSM as faculty in 2013 and worked to create the Rett Spectrum Clinic which opened in 2015. Ryther sees pediatric epilepsy patients and both children and adults with Rett Spectrum Disorders.
Ryther’s research interests include Rett Spectrum Disorders including Rett Syndrome, Boys with MECP2 mutations, and MECP2 duplication syndrome. She is also interested in new onset seizures, drug resistant epilepsy, and surgical treatments for epilepsy.