Robert J. Hopkin, MD

Co-Director, 22Q-VCFS Center

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4760

Fax 513-636-7297



Fabry disease and other lysosomal storage diseases; craniofacial genetics; 22q11 deletion; clinical intervention for genetic disease; neurofibromatosis; dysmorphology; prenatal diagnosis of genetic syndromes


Fabry disease; Robin sequence; 22q11 deletion; neurofibromatosis; craniofacial genetics; chromosomal anomalies

Robert J. Hopkin, MD, is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Hopkin graduated from the University of Nevada Medical School. He completed residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the Phoenix Children's Hospital, Maricopa Medical Center Combined Residency Program. His training in medical genetics was completed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The majority of Dr. Hopkin's time is spent in caring for patients with genetic disorders. He participates in clinics from Fetal Care to Adult Genetics. He is also actively involved in education of health care providers regarding the application of genetics for patient care. Dr Hopkin has participated in a number of clinical trials and is a member of American College of Medical Genetics Committee on Therapeutics. He has participated in natural history studies on Fabry disease, Pompe disease, velocardiofacial syndrome, Pierre Robin sequence, neurofibromatosis type I, and several other genetic conditions. The unifying principle in his research interests is application of scientific knowledge to improve outcomes for patients afflicted with genetic disorders.

MD: University of Nevada Medical School, Reno, NV, 1990.

Residency: Phoenix Children's Hospital, Manicopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1993; Phoenix Children's Hospital, Manicopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1994.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1993; Clinical Genetics, 1996.

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Tenney JR, Hopkin RJ, Schapiro MB. Deletion of 14-3-3{varepsilon} and CRK: A Clinical Syndrome With Macrocephaly, Developmental Delay, and Generalized Epilepsy. J Child Neurol. 2010 Sep 10.

Burrow TA, Bailey LA, Kinnett DG, Hopkin RJ. Acute progression of neuromuscular findings in infantile Pompe disease. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Jun;42(6):455-8.

Zarate YA, Martin LJ, Hopkin RJ, Bender PL, Zhang X, Saal HM. Evaluation of growth in patients with isolated cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):e543-9.

Zarate YA, Patterson L, Yin H, Hopkin RJ. A case of minimal change disease in a Fabry patient. Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Mar;25(3):553-6.

Morris LM, Lim FY, Elluru RG, Hopkin RJ, Jaekle RK, Polzin WJ, Crombleholme TM. Severe micrognathia: indications for EXIT-to-Airway. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2009;26(3):162-6.

Zarate YA, Mena R, Martin LJ, Steele P, Tinkle BT, Hopkin RJ. Experience with hemihyperplasia and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome surveillance protocol. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Aug;149A(8):1691-7.

Burrow TA, Saal HM, de Alarcon A, Martin LJ, Cotton RT, Hopkin RJ. Characterization of congenital anomalies in individuals with choanal atresia. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun;135(6):543-7.

Kenny AP, Crimmins NA, Mackay DJ, Hopkin RJ, Bove KE, Leonis MA. Concurrent course of transient neonatal diabetes with cholestasis and paucity of interlobular bile ducts: a case report. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2009 Sep-Oct;12(5):417-20.

Zarate YA, Pacheco MC, Bove KE, Gorlin R, Zhao H, Hopkin RJ. Phenotypic and microscopic description of a new case of Ermine phenotype. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Jun;149A(6):1253-6.

Guimaraes CV, Linam LE, Kline-Fath BM, Donnelly LF, Calvo-Garcia MA, Rubio EI, Livingston JC, Hopkin RJ, Peach E, Lim FY, Crombleholme TM. Prenatal MRI findings of fetuses with congenital high airway obstruction sequence. Korean J Radiol. 2009 Mar-Apr;10(2):129-34.