Richard Boles, MD

Medical Geneticist, Director of NeuroGenomics Program

    Dr. Richard G. Boles is a medical geneticist and a pediatrician who specializes in mitochondrial medicine, functional disease (including cyclic vomiting syndrome, other atypical forms of migraine, and chronic fatigue syndrome) and autism spectrum disorders. His expertise stems from decades of both clinical work and research at a major academic center as well as from his most recent experience in cutting edge biotechnology and genomics. He uses an innovative and integrative approach in both diagnosis and treatment to best serve his patients.

    Dr. Boles will help develop the innovative CNNH NeuroGenomics program which is currently available for physicians and other health care providers accessing our “Peer-to-Peer” service. Physicians and other health care providers will be able to consult with Dr. Boles directly about reanalyzing previously done genetic testing results, advice for managing neurometabolic disorders, or to obtain guidance on choosing and interpreting genetic testing. Neurogenomics can help to unravel the biological causes and contributions for many diseases and disorders, as well as provide important information for changing clinical management, including:

    Mitochondrial Disease and Dysfunction
    Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities
    Chronic Pain, Fatigue, and Headache Disorders
    Unexplained and Undiagnosed Disorders
    And Much More…


    University of Arizona – Biochemistry major
    UCLA Medical School
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – Pediatrics
    Yale University – Medical Genetics and Metabolic Disease


    10 years as a general pediatrician, mostly part-time
    20 years as a medical geneticist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    20 years (overlapping CHLA) as faculty at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, including research and teaching
    5 years as the Medical Director of Courtagen Life Sciences
    Participation in multiple organizations, past and present, including the Scientific Advisory Board of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and a Principal Adviser of the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association.