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About the Authors
Margaret Klehm, Secretary, Medical Advisory Board Member
Margaret R. Klehm, R.N., M.P.H., M.S.N., C.P.N.P. is a nurse practitioner in the metabolic progam at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. She has worked with patients with metabolic and mitochondrial disease since 1991 at both Children's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Prior to that she was a nurse manager on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has also worked as a staff nurse on the oncology and bone marrow transplant unit at Children's Hospital in Boston. Ms. Klehm graduated from New England Deaconess School of Nursing and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. In addition she has a Masters in Public Health from Boston University and a Masters of Science in Nursing from Simmons College. An advocate for patients, Margaret has served on the Medical Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors for MitoAction since the organization's inception in 2005.
Dr. Mark Korson, MD, Medical Advisory Board Member
Dr. Korson received his medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduating in 1982. He completed his pediatric training at The Hospital for Sick Children in 1986; this was followed by a genetics and metabolism fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston (1986-1990). He served as Director of the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Service at Boston Children's Hospital from 1990-2000, and is currently Chief of the Metabolic Service at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He ia also associate professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Korson was instrumental in the formation of MitoAction and has served on the Medical Advisory Committee since 2005. Dr. Korson's clinical interests include the management of inherited metabolic disorders (incl. enzyme replacement and transplantation), the development of teaching methods for training physicians, residents, medical students and community professionals about genetic metabolic diseases, and the development of mechanisms for the long distance management of patients with these disorders. Dr. Korson is universally recognized as an expert in clinical practice for mitochondrial patients.