Harriet Kotsoris, MD

Chief Science Officer for Global Lyme Alliance

Dr. Harriet Kotsoris has been Chief Science Officer for Global Lyme Alliance, formerly Lyme Research Alliance, for nearly a decade. As CSO, she chairs the Scientific Advisory Board, the committee of esteemed scientists and physicians, whose job it is to review research grant applications and to recommend awards to quality grant recipients. Dr. Kotsoris is responsible for the scientific portions of the organization’s publicity, website, education, patient inquiries, research development and collaborations. Prior to joining the non-profit organization, as a Board Certified internist and neurologist, she practiced in Stamford, CT for almost two decades. Her clinical expertise included the neurological complications of Lyme and other vector-borne diseases.

Dr. Kotsoris received her college degree at Barnard College, Columbia University and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with honors in Biology. She went on to receive her MD in 1980 with honors in Alpha Omega Alpha, having also spent two years in the Medical Scientist Training Program, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed two residencies, the first in Internal Medicine and the second in Neurology and Psychiatry at New York Hospital, now Cornell-Weill Medical Center, where she was Chief Resident in Neurology from 1985-1986. Dr. Kotsoris has taught and participated in clinical research at Burke Rehabilitation Center, White Plains, NY. Her publications have been in the fields of Guillain-Barré syndrome, multi-infarct dementia and traumatic brain injury.