Questions For Dr Jurriann M. Peters

Dr Jurriann M. Peters: Why Was A Clinical Neurophysiologist Involved In Justina’s Care?

 Dr. Jurriaan Peters
Dr. Jurriaan Peters

Iván Sánchez Fernández is funded by a grant for the study of Epileptic Encephalopathies from “” Kevin E. Chapman performs, interprets, and bills for clinical neurophysiology procedures, including EEGs, at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Jurriaan M. Peters is supported by National Institutes of Health P20 RFA-NS-12-006 and 1U01NS082320-01 Grants, by the World Federation of Neurology Grant-in-Aid Competition, and by a Faculty Development Fellowship from the “Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine,” Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Neurology, 2012-2013. He performs video-EEG long-term monitoring, EEGs, and other electrophysiological studies at Boston Children’s Hospital and bills for these procedures. Chellamani Harini performs, interprets, and bills for clinical neurophysiology procedures, including EEGs, at Boston Children’s Hospital. Alexander Rotenberg performs, interprets, and bills for clinical neurophysiology procedures, including EEGs, at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rotenberg’s salary and research are supported by grants, unrelated to the present paper, from the Department of Defense, NIH NINDS, the Epilepsy Therapy Project, CIMIT, the AlRashed Family Foundation, the Fisher Family Foundation, and the Translational Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Pediatric Neurology. Tobias Loddenkemper serves on the Laboratory Accreditation Board for Long-Term (Epilepsy and ICU) Monitoring (ABRET); he serves as a Member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Council (ACNS) and serves on the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and serves as an Associate Editor of Seizure. He performs Video EEG long-term monitoring, EEGs, and other electrophysiological studies at Children’s Hospital Boston and bills for these procedures and receives support from NIH/NINDS 1R21NS076859-01 (2011–2013). He is supported by a Career Development Fellowship Award from Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, by the Program for Quality and Safety at Children’s Hospital Boston, the Translational Research Project, and by the Payer Provider Quality Initiative. He receives funding from the Epilepsy Foundation of America (EF-213583 & EF-213882), from the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT), Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), the Epilepsy Therapy Project, and an infrastructure grant from the American Epilepsy Society and received investigator initiated research support from Eisai Inc. and Lundbeck.

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There are no shortage of grants (italics)  going to Dr Jurriann M. Peters and his colleagues in the Pediatric Neurology department of Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr Jurriann M. Peters is a clinical neurophysiologist–he studies neurological diseases,  appears to specialize in seizures and bills for EEG and other neurophysiology procedures.

Questions For Dr Jurriann M. Peters:

As you recall Justina Pelletier’s diagnosis of Mito dx was  cavalierly dismissed  at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) /Harvard.   A diagnosis Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD), “Severe SSD”  was made.   SSD is a psychiatric disorder not a neurology disorder.   Dr Jurriann Peters and his research colleagues specialize in EEGs and other neurophysiology procedures (including EMGs).  His research focuses on EEG in children with seizures.

  •  Why was Dr Jurriann Peters involved in Justina Pelletier’s care if her symptoms were psychiatric?
  •  Was Dr Jurriann M. Peters  consulted to evaluate Justina for Mito dx or  in-hospital complications?    

Of Note – People with Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) do not require a neurophysiology procedures,  particularly,   EEGs.  With SSD, treatment revolves around increasing awareness of the mind and body, enable patients to understand their physical symptoms are not pathologic.    

 EEGs are  used to detect seizures,  sleep disorders, and evaluate vague neurological  complaints especially in adult patients.    Patients with Somatic Symptom Disorder  do not require this level of specialty service ( They do not have any medical problem.  Their pain symptoms are usually in their head.  ).  A service that is in high demand with  appointments for EEGs and sleep studies  scheduled months out.  Justina Pelletier appeared to have more than SSD.  Furthermore a diagnosis of SSD does not preclude a medical condition.   


Justina  received the most expensive and unorthodox treatment ever for SSD and Medical Child Abuse!

  •  The goal of treatment for patients with SSD is to avoid unnecessary procedures.  Why would Justina need  the services of Dr Jurriann M. Peters for her admitting  diagnosis of SSD to Bader 5 at Boston Children’s Hospital?     
  •  Does “Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero” and the NIH know Dr Peters and his colleagues could be using their grants to conduct unethical research on  children who become wards of the state of Massachusetts?

Children forced to become wards of  Massachusetts by doctors.  Doctors who then do secretive research on  frightened children after a parentectomy.   Clearly, there are enough Red Flags to signal further investigation by authorities without ties to New England.

  • Why is Dr Jurriann M Peters still employed at Boston Children’s Hospital?

Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Failure to Listen is matched only my their arrogance, that confidant arrogance…



Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

2 thoughts on “Questions For Dr Jurriann M. Peters

  1. I have had two heart transplants, in 1988 and again in 2005. Beginning at age 38. I am now 65 and I can tell you that many, many doctors refuse to listen to their patients. These doctors will not accept anything that conflicts with their spontaneous diagnosis upon hearing just a bit of your information. I also blame patients who take whatever medicine the doctor says without questioning what it is, what it is supposed to do, real contradictions with other medicines and what side effects they may expect. These are our bodies; we know them better than you do. If Dr. Peters is going to be so arrogant as to his “superior” opinion, I suggest he leave medicine and go into politics. He’ll fit right in.

    1. I apologize Annette, I just saw your comment. Many doctors do not listen, some only listen to confirm their initial impression…dangerous, made more so because of no accountability as we can see today in medicine.

      And everyone needs to be skeptical of all information, particularly, patients where serious conflicts of interest exists among many prestigious academic hospitals. If it does not make sense, I don’t care who it comes from you should request clarification.

      Again I apologize for the much delayed response.


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