Association for Glycogen Storage Disease

Association for
Glycogen Storage Disease

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AGSD Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board of the AGSD is a group of medical professionals representing physicians and nutritionists who care for patients having Glycogen Storage Diseases, and scientists actively engaged in research pertaining to the genetics or the metabolic disruptions associated with Glycogen Storage Diseases. These professionals have graciously volunteered to share their expertise and knowledge of the Glycogen Storage Diseases with the AGSD.

The current members of the Scientific Advisory Board are:

Claudia Soler-Alfonso, MD
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin St. Suite 1560
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-822-4183

Walla Al-Hertani, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCCMG, FACMG
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Boston Children's Lysosomal Disease (BoLD) Program
Boston Children's Hospital
Medical Biochemical Geneticist and Clinical Geneticist
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Genetics and Genomics
Hunnewell Bldg, 5th floor
Boston, MA, 02115

Stephanie L. Austin, MS, MA
Certified Genetic Counselor
Division of Medical Genetics
Department of Pediatrics
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Bert E. Bachrach, MD – Co-Chairperson
Vice Chief of Staff, University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics
Medical Director, Adolescent and Specialty Clinics
Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes
University of Missouri Children's Hospital
Columbia, MO

Deeksha S. Bali, PhD
Director, Glycogen Storage Disease Laboratory
Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Areeg El-Gharbawy, MD, DSc
Associate Professor
Clinical and biochemical Geneticist
Department of Pediatrics- Division of Medical genetics
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Carolina I. Galarreta, MD
Clinical Geneticist
Medical Genetics and Metabolism Department
Valley Children's Hospital
Madera, CA

Ronald G. Haller, MD
Professor of Neurology and Internal Medicine
Mary Quincy Parsons and Kelsey Louise Wright Professor
in Mitochondrial Disease Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Director, Neuromuscular Center
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
Dallas, TX

Stephen G. Kahler, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Clinical Genetics
University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Priya S. Kishnani, MD, Co-Chairman
C.L. and Sue Chen Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Medical Genetics
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Youngmok Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Glycogen Storage Disease Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics
UConn Health
400 Farmington Avenue | Farmington CT 06030

Stacey L Reason RN MScN EdD
President, International Association for Muscle Glycogen Storage Disease
1010 Park Lane
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

Krista Viau, PhD, RD, CSP
Boston Children's Hospital
Fegan 4 – Metabolism Clinic
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115