Grace Gombolay, MD, is a Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gombolay attended medical school at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she was awarded a yearlong position as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute–National Institutes of Health Research Scholar in basic immunology research. After finishing medical school, she completed a pediatric neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then completed an additional year of fellowship training in pediatric neuroimmunology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Over the course of her career at Children’s, Dr. Gombolay started the Pediatric Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. This multidisciplinary clinic helps manage all aspects of patient care, including medical, psychological and school-related issues. Her goal is to have the clinic become part of multi-center collaborations for clinical care and research. Dr. Gombolay also serves as a part-time consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she reviews cases related to surveillance of acute flaccid myelitis cases in the U.S.
Dr. Gombolay strives to provide excellent clinical care to patients while studying the mechanisms in the immune system that result in disease and ways to modify disease.