Dr. Mark Korson discusses: “Medical Care: What Approach Works for You?”
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Dr. Mark Korson graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency nearby at The Hospital for Sick Children. After his fellowship in genetics and metabolism at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, he became director of the Metabolism Clinic at Children’s until 2000. In 2000, Dr. Korson became director of the Metabolism Service at Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children, as well as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine until 2014.
Dr. Korson promotes an educational approach to address the growing crisis in metabolic health care due to the shortage of available clinicians to treat this patient community. In 2007, Dr. Korson co-founded the North American Metabolic Academy, an annual one-week intensive course about metabolic disease for genetic and metabolic trainees; to date, more than half of all American genetic trainees have enrolled in this course. NAMA is sponsored by the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders.
Between 2007 and 2011, Dr. Korson directed the Metabolic Outreach Service, based at Tufts Medical Center, for which he traveled on a regular basis to five teaching hospitals in the northeastern US without an on-site metabolic service. In 2015, Dr. Korson co-founded the Genetic Metabolic Center for Education (GMCE), a comprehensive, multi-modal initiative for improving the level of care for children and adults with metabolic disease. This past October, Dr. Korson joined VMP Genetics in Atlanta to promote telehealth metabolic consulting, assisting physicians in the care of their metabolic patients. He continues to develop innovative resources to help educate specialists and their trainees so they can participate more in the diagnosis and management of metabolic disease.