Connective Tissue Clinic

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    Derek E. Neilson, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4760


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    Dr. Neilson studies genetic contributions to the disorder acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE), in which children are predisposed to devastating neurologic injury following common infections. Research involving families with recurrent ANE has revealed a candidate gene which is now being studied in mouse and cellular models.

    Education and Training

    MD: Oregon Health Sciences University, 1998.

    BA: Biology, Johns Hopkins University, 1993.


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    Elizabeth K. Schorry, MD
    Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinic


    Elizabeth K. Schorry, MD

    Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinic

    Director, Adult Neurofibromatosis Clinic

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0121

    Fax: 513-636-7297


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    Elizabeth Schorry, MD, received her undergraduate degree at the University of Cincinnati and her MD at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Dr. Schorry completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in medical genetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has been a faculty member in the Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children's since 1988.

    Dr. Schorry provides medical management, genetic assessment and genetic counseling for children with a wide range of genetic disorders and congenital anomalies. She has a special interest in neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis.

    Education and Training

    BS: Biology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1977.

    MD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1982.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1982-1985.

    Fellowship: Genetics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1985-1988.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 1987; Clinical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics, 1987.


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    Genetic Counselors

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    Jodie R. Johnson, LGC
    Genetic Counselor II, Division of Human Genetics



    Krysten A. Shipley, LGC
    Genetic Counselor, Division of Human Genetics




    Anne C. Burroughs, RN
    Nurse, Division of Human Genetics