Director, Pediatrics Movement Disorders Program, Division of Neurology
Attending Physician

David L. Lee and Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science and Technology
Associate Professor of Child Neurology, USC Keck School of Medicine
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Terence Sanger, MD, PhD, was named the David L. Lee and Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science and Technology at a ceremony Sept. 29 on the Health Sciences Campus at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC.

A provost associate professor of biomedical engineering, neurology and biokinesiology at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine of USC, Sanger also is an electrical engineer, computational neuroscientist and child neurologist specializing in research and treatment of movement disorders in children.

Sanger is the founder of the USC Health, Technology and Engineering Program and the Sanger Lab, which uses engineering principles to understand childhood movement and to discover new treatments and enabling devices to improve motor function in children with developmental disorders of movement.

Lee is a co-founder and managing general partner of Clarity Partners, a private equity firm, and a founding member of the Keck School’s Board of Overseers. Ramo was a USC professor and former chief scientist and technical director of the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile program. He died this year on June 27 at the age of 103.

(Source: Keck School of Medicine)

Clinical Interests

Pediatric movement disorders


Medical School: 

Harvard Medical School, MD; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, PhD


LA County/USC Medical Center, Pediatrics


LA County/USC Medical Center, Pediatrics


Boston Children's Hospital, Child Neurology; Toronto Western Hospital, Movement Disorders



Neurology with special competence in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Memberships: 

Childhood Motor Study Group (CMSG), co-director and principal investigator; National Institutes of Health Taskforce on Childhood Motor Disorders, principal investigator; Child Neurology Society - Movement Disorders Special Interest Group; Dystonia Medical Research Foundation - Scientific Advisory Board; Neural Control of Movement Society - Executive Committee, Secretary; Journal of Motor Behavior - Consulting Editor


National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship; Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship; National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Motor Disorders, Robotic Engineering

Research Interests: 

POSTDOCTORAL STUDIES: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Telerobotics MIT, Brain and Cognitive Sciences. INTERESTS: The relationship between robotics, computational neuroscience and movement disorders.

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