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Dr. Tracy Dixon-Salazar appointed LGS Foundation Executive Director

Dr. Tracy Dixon-Salazar appointed LGS Foundation Executive Director, LGS Foundation

Non profit, the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) Foundation has named Dr. Tracy Dixon-Salazar as its new Executive Director.

"The LGS Foundation has grown into such a powerful, beautiful, supportive community of families, friends, volunteers, experts, and partners. All of us come together to help those suffering from daily seizures at the hands of LGS," said LGS Foundation Board of Directors President Natalie Gilmore. "With Dr. Dixon-Salazar at the helm, the LGS Foundation will continue its important mission and take us to the next level where we want to break down the silos of treatment and care for our families and work more closely with researchers to find the cure."

Dr. Dixon-Salazar has nearly 20 years of experience as a neuroscientist, geneticist, and epilepsy and rare disease patient advocate. She has served as Director of Research and Strategy at the LGS Foundation since 2017, and prior to that was Associate Research Director at CURE Epilepsy.

"I am incredibly humbled and honored to be the new Executive Director of the LGS Foundation. Twenty-six years ago when my child had her first seizure, there was no LGS community, no expert care centers, no research, and, I'm sad to say, no hope," said Dr. Dixon-Salazar. "Today, with advances in science and technology, there is hope we will not only be able to stop LGS but one day we might be able to prevent it."

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