Joel Charrow

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1978 …2021

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I have been practicing at Children's for more than 35 years, and continue to be clinically active, direct the Biochemical Genetics Lab, teach genetics to medical students, residents and fellows, and conduct research on genetic disorders. Board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics. Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Division Head, Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism.

Tay-Sachs disease and other gangliosidoses. Delineating the relationship between genetic abnormalities and specific phenotypes, with emphasis on the natural history of genetic disorders. Methods and pitfalls in population screening for genetic disorders. Natural history of neurofibromatosis-1 during childhood. Natural history and treatment of Gaucher disease and other lysosomal storage diseases.

Care of patients with inborn errors of metabolism and lysosomal storage disorders, Skeletal dysplasias, and Neurofibromatosis. Director, Biochemical Genetics Lab. Medical Director, Cytogenetics Lab.

Certifications and Licenses

Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Pediatrics
Clinical Genetics (MD)

Training Experience

1977Internship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
1979Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
1981Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

… → 1976

Research interests

  • Genetics: Medical
  • Metabolism
  • Neurofibromatosis

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