Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Mitochondrial Disorders

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Dr. Darius Adams, a clinical geneticist, discusses molecular diagnostic testing for mitochondrial disorders.

Dr. Adams, Medical Director of the Goryeb Children’s Hospital Genetics and Metabolism Division in addition to the Personalized Genomic Medicine Program at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, NJ, will:

  • Explore gene testing and discuss the rationale for using it as first-line testing.
  • Review traditional diagnostic pathways.
  • Discuss newer testing that has become available in recent years.
  • Review new approaches to attempt to shorten time to diagnosis and increase precision.
About The Speaker:

Dr. Darius Adams completed his internship and residency in Genetics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he received comprehensive training in genetics and dysmorphology. He remained at Mount Sinai for an additional year to complete a fellowship in Metabolic/Biochemical Genetics. Dr. Adams was certified as a Clinical Geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics in September 2002 and 2012 and as a Clinical Biochemical Geneticist in September 2005. Dr. Adams joined the Pediatrics Department at Albany Medical Center in July 2003 as an attending physician and an Assistant Professor. He is now Medical Director of the Goryeb Children’s Hospital Genetics and Metabolism Division in addition to the Personalized Genomic Medicine Program at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, NJ. He also directs the Lysosomal Storage Disease program at Atlantic Health System and follows patients with Gaucher, Fabry, Pompe and Morquio A.

Date: 10/07/2016
Speaker: Dr. Darius Adams
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