Course Director

Robert J. Desnick, PhD, MD
Dean for Genetic and Genomic Medicine
Professor and Chair Emeritus
Department of Genetics and Genomics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY


*Scientific Advisory Committee

Karl E. Anderson, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
University of Texas Medical Branch/UTMB Health
Galveston, TX

Michael Badminton, MBChB, PhD, FRCPath
Honorary Consultant and Clinical Lead
National Acute Porphyria Service (Cardiff)
Medical Biochemistry & Immunology
University Hospital of Wales and Cardiff University School of Medicine
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Tania A. Baker, PhD
EC Whitehead Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Manisha Balwani, MD, MS*
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

D. Montgomery Bissell, MD
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, UCSF Porphyria Center
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Herbert L. Bonkovsky, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Liver Services and Laboratory for Liver & Metabolic Disorders
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Harry Dailey, PhD*
Professor Emeritus
Microbiology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Jean-Charles Deybach, MD, PhD
CRMR Centre Français des Porphyries
European Porphyria Network EPNET
Paris Diderot University, Louis-Mourier Hospital
Paris, France

Gloria Ferreira, PhD
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine Molecular Medicine
University of South Florida
Tampa FL

Antonio Fontanellas Roma, PhD
Staff Scientist, Program of Hepatology
Center of Applied Medical Research
University of Navarra
Pamplona, Spain

Iqbal Hamza, PhD
Department of Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

Sioban B. Keel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Cynthia Levy, MD
Assistant Director
Schiff Center for Liver Diseases
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Wolfgang Liedtke, MD. PhD
Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Neurobiology
Attending Physician, Duke Neurology Clinics for Headache, Head-Pain and Trigeminal Sensory Disorders
Attending Physician, Duke Clinics for Innovative Pain Therapy at Brier Creek
Duke University School of Medicine, Center for Translational Neuroscience
Durham, NC

Desiree Lyon-Howe
Executive Director
American Porphyria Foundation
Houston, TX

Elisabeth Minder, MD*
Institute for Laboratory Medicine
Municipal Hospital Triemli
Zürich, Switzerland

Hetanshi Naik, MS, CGC
Senior Genetic Counselor & Project Manager
Porphyrias Consortium
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Barry Paw, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Hematology, Brigham And Women's Hospital
Hematology-Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

John D. Phillips, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) Core Research Facilities
Asst. Dean of Research and Infrastructure
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

Maureen Poh-Fitzpatrick, MD*
Professor Emerita and Special Lecturer
Department of Dermatology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Hervé Puy, MD, PhD*
Professor and Department Head
Centre Français des Porphyries
Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire
Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Nord Val de Seine
UFR Médecine Université Paris Diderot
Paris, France

Amit R. Reddi, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Eliane Sardh, MD, PhD
Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes and
Porphyria Center Sweden/Centre of Inherited Metabolic Diseases CMMS
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Ashwani K. Singal, MD, MS*
Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director UAB Porphyria Center
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Jordi To-Figueras, PhD
Senior Professor of Toxicology and Biochemistry
Staff, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department
Hospital Clinic-School of Medicine, University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Bruce Wang, MD
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Paul Wilson, MD*
Porphyria Center
Department of Internal Medicine
Center for Lysosomal and Metabolic Diseases
Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Makiko Yasuda, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Y. Yien, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

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