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Education & Training

  • MPH, 1995
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Neurology, 1993
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Residency Program, Pediatric Neurology, 1991
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Residency Program, Child Neurology, 1990
    St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Residency Program, Neurology, 1989
    Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1988
    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1987
    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • MBCHB, 1980
    University of Cape Town

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Child Neuro

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors No Va Magazine (2022, 2021, 2020)

National Provider ID: 1851323398


Dr. Adré J. du Plessis, M.B.Ch.B., is a full-time attending in prenatal neurology, as well as the Director of the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute, Division Chief of Prenatal and Transitional Pediatrics, and Director of the Prenatal Brain Program at Children's National Hospital. In addition, Dr. du Plessis is a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine.

He is a leading international expert in the normal and abnormal development of the brain, as well as the mechanisms of injury to the immature brain. Under his leadership, the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute provides individualized and specialized care to patients during and after the baby’s birth.

Dr. du Plessis specializes in prenatal neurology, particularly fetal brain developmental anomalies and the advanced fetal imaging that is used to diagnose these conditions in early pregnancy. His career-long research focus has been on the nervous system of the fetus and newborn, the hazards and mechanisms of injury, and the potential prevention of insult to the brain.

Research & Publications

De Asis-Cruz J, Yarish A, Donofrio M, Vezina G, du Plessis A and Limperopoulos C. Functional Brain Connectivity Is Altered in Fetuses With Congenital Heart Disease. Presented during the 2016 American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. May 25, 2016.