Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Joel  Charrow, MD

Joel Charrow, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Birth Defects, and Metabolism)



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 59
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

jcharrow( at )

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Education and Certification

MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1976)
Internship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1977)
Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics (1979)
Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Genetics (1981)
Board Certification: Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Genetics (MD), Pediatrics


Description of Interests

Tay-Sachs disease and other gangliosidoses Delineating the relationship between genetic abnormalities and specific phenotypes, with emphasis on the natural history of genetic disorders Methods and pitfalls in population screening for genetic disorders Natural history of neurofibromatosis-1 during childhood Natural history and treatment of Gaucher disease and other lysosomal storage diseases

Interests (Keywords)

Genetics: Medical; Metabolism; Neurofibromatosis

Research and Publications

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