Duke Fragile X Clinic

Established in 1989, the Fragile X Clinic at Duke University School of Medicine was one of the first clinics in the country dedicated to the study and care of those with Fragile X. With a simple mission to help families and individuals with Fragile X Syndrome, the clinic became a pioneering center in those, “ the early days” of Fragile X Syndrome. Originally based at the Trent Drive building, in 2014 the clinic moved to the Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, 3000 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705.

Our clinic serves families on a weekly basis. We welcome new families, as well as families that have been coming for several years. Most of our patients are North Carolina residents, but we also see individuals from out-of-state.

Members of the Duke Fragile X Clinic Team

Ave M. Lachiewicz, MD
Board Certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician


Gail A. Spiridigliozzi, PhD
Clinical Child Psychologist


Allyn McConkie-Rosell, PhD, CGC
Genetic Counselor


Deby Burgess
Parent Assistant and Clinic Liaison
[email protected]


To schedule a new or follow-up appointment at the Duke Fragile X Clinic, please contact Alicia Russell at: 

Duke Fragile X Clinic
Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 919-668-4468
Fax: 919-613-2384


Fragile X Clinic Location
3000 Erwin Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705


There are also numerous providers at Duke and in the community that assist with services, including psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and orthopedic surgeons.The Duke Fragile X Clinic is affiliated with the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium (FXCRC) of the National Fragile X Foundation.

For more information about the Duke Fragile X Clinic, including information about the Justin Silver Fly With Me Fund, offered to assist qualifying families with costs associated with a visit to the clinic, please contact Deby Burgess at: [email protected].For an appointment, contact the clinic at: (919) 668-4468.