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Renowned Researcher Joins Children's National Medical Center to Help Conquer Rare Diseases
Date:4/14/2010

Marshall Summar, MD, named Margaret O’Malley Professor of Genetic Medicine

Washington, DC (Vocus) April 14, 2010 -- On Tuesday, Children’s National Medical Center appointed Marshall L. Summar, MD, as the first Margaret O’Malley Professor of Genetic Medicine. Dr. Summar joins Children’s National as the division chief of genetics and metabolism and is internationally known for his pioneering work in caring for children diagnosed with rare diseases, including urea cycle and related disorders.


   
The ability to study rare diseases and apply the findings to common diseases is a hallmark of Dr. Summar’s work. His work to develop better means to diagnose, treat, and care for children with rare diseases has led to new approaches and applications in more common conditions such as prematurity, liver disease, asthma, and cardiac surgery.

Dr. Summar said, “My vision is to bridge rare and common diseases in such as way that both will benefit from advances in research and treatment.”

Edwin K. Zechman Jr., president and CEO of Children’s National, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Summar to our team and excited about what his expertise will mean for our young patients.”

Dr. Summar comes to Children’s National after 25 years at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he directed the Program in Translational Genetics, the DNA Core program, and started the inborn errors of metabolism program. At Children’s National, Dr. Summar’s research will focus on translating findings from research on genetic disorders caused by environmental factors in the broader pediatric population.

Dr. Summar is board-certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and biochemical genetics and has been listed with Best Doctor’s in America since 2004.

His wife, Dr. Karen Summar, will be joining the faculty at Children’s National this summer and is an expert in Down syndrome. They have four grown children.

Contact Stacy Williams, 202-263-9845

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children’s National has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children’s National is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org.

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