Taosheng Huang, MD, PhD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-9260


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Human genetics; mitochondrial diseases.

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Taosheng Huang, MD, PhD, is a physician-scientist with substantial experience in translation research, particularly in mitochondrial medicine. After obtaining his MD, PhD, Dr. Huang did his pediatrics residency at Georgetown University Hospital 1993 to 1996. He completed his clinical genetics and clinical molecular genetics fellowship at Harvard Medical School and became a junior faculty member at the Children’s Hospital at Harvard from 1999. Dr. Huang is board-certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics and clinical molecular genetics. Dr. Huang moved to UC Irvine in 2001 and became a independent investigator. 

The primary interest of his lab is in translation research, such as the genetic basis of optic atrophy and other mitochondrial diseases. Dr. Huang has published over 50 articles on a variety of topics that range from genetic syndromes to molecular mechanisms with experience and spectrum of interests. Recently, he has been working on mitochondria-related optic atrophy and the molecular basis of other mitochondria disease. He served as the director for the MitoMed Molecular Diagnostics Lab at UC Irvine for 8 years. The laboratory is CLIA-certified and mainly engaged in the study of molecular basis of mitochondria disease. The mutation of mitochondrial genome causes many human conditions, including cancer, diabetes and degenerative neurological disorders. Recently, Dr. Huang moved to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to direct the program of mitochondrial medicine.  The goal of the program is to integrate the research, molecular testing and clinical service to improve the care of patients with mitochondrial disease.

Education and Training

PhD: Biomedical Science, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, 1991.         

MS: Biochemistry, The Third Military Medical College, Chongqing, China, 1986.

MD: (Passed US Medical Board Exam step I, Step II and Step III), Fujian Medical College, Fuzhou, Fujian, China, 1983.

Research Fellowship: Seidman Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Dec 1997-Jul 1999.

Clinical Fellowship: Clinical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Jul 1996-Jul 1999.

Residency: Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical School, Children’s Medical Center, Washington, DC, Jul 1993-Jul 1996.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Jerome H. Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross, Rockville, Maryland, Dec 1991-Jul 1993.