Sasha Djukic, MD, PhD

Sasha Djukic, MD, PhD


Sasha Djukic, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Rett Syndrome in the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York, the only Rett clinic in the tri-state area. Dr. Djukic began her training at the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia, obtaining both her medical and doctorate degree. She then moved to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she completed her Pediatric Residency and Neurology Fellowship. 

She founded the Rett Center at Montefiore in 2008, which provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care to 380 patients with Rett syndrome. Dr. Djukic has a special interest in neuropsychology and how those with Rett syndrome communicate and excel in their education. She was the first to effectively implement eye-tracking technology as a method of cognitive assessment in patients with Rett syndrome and objective neurophysiological techniques to assess their language processing. She was the principal investigator in five clinical trials in Rett syndrome, has published about clinical care, and worked with other scientists to develop a better understanding of Rett syndrome.

She was also the founder of an international Blue Sky Girls event that raised awareness about Rett syndrome.