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Boosara Ratanawongsa, MD, Child Neurology, Allentown, PA, Lehigh Valley Hospital


Child Neurology Allentown, PA

Pediatric Neurologist at Pediatric Neurology of Lehigh Valley

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  • Dr. Boosara Ratanawongsa (affectionately known as Dr. Boo) graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She went on to pursue her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD . Returning to Columbia University, Dr. Boo completed her fellowship in pediatric neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York and became Board Certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

    Dr. Boo has provided exceptional care at Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Specialists of San Diego (UCSD), the Pediatric Specialty Center at LVHN and The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH).

    She has gained much respect for her expertise and dedication from her colleagues, medical students she has mentored, and parents of children she has treated.

    Her dedication has been recognized in and around the community. In 2012 she was honored with the Allen D. Deibler Advocacy Award, presented by the Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties to individuals who demonstrate exceptional efforts in improving the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Lehigh Valley by advocating for the rights, welfare and quality of life, with particular emphasis on efforts to affect system changes. If you ask around, you will find that Dr. Boo’s reputation precedes her. Her love and commitment for her patients and their families are unparalleled.

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  • Dr. Boo, Pediatric Neurology of Lehigh Valley

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)Fellowship, Child Neurology, 1995 - 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityResidency, Pediatrics, 1993 - 1995
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsClass of 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2000 - Present
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2007 - 2024
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2012 - 2017
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1998 - 2002
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1997 - 2001
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Allen D. Deibler Advocacy Award The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 2012

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