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Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Marfan Center

Marfan syndrome is a heritable disorder of the connective tissue that affects many organ systems, including the skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart and blood vessels. The condition affects both men and women of any race or ethnic group. It is estimated that at least 200,000 people in the United States have Marfan syndrome or a related connective tissue disorder. Learn more about Marfan syndrome.

We offer a collaborative approach for treatment of all clinical manifestations of Marfan Syndrome with expertise in genetics, opthalmology, orthopedics, vascular and cardiac operations.

Several centers throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine provide diagnostic, treatment and counseling services for Marfan patients. These include:

For diagnosis and medical management of Marfan syndrome

Center for Genetic and Clinical Evaluation

Genetic Counselors and Clinic Coordinators
Ms. Gretchen MacCarrick, MS
(410) 955-3071
Goswald1@jhmi.edu


Cardiologists and Geneticists

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Dietz, Harry C, M.D. III

Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Molecular Biology and Genetics
Co-Director, Medical Genetics Fellowship Training Program
Associate Director, Human Genetics Graduate Training Program
Director, William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome Research Institute of Genetic Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Appointment Phone: 410-955-3071
 
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Traill, Thomas A, B.M. B.Ch., M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, the E. Cowles Andrus Cardiac Clinic
Former Associate Director, Osler Medical Housestaff Program
Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
 

For advanced genetic studies related to Marfan syndrome

The William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome Research

Photo of Dr. Harry C Dietz, III, M.D.

Dietz, Harry C, M.D. III

Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Molecular Biology and Genetics
Co-Director, Medical Genetics Fellowship Training Program
Associate Director, Human Genetics Graduate Training Program
Director, William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome Research Institute of Genetic Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Appointment Phone: 410-955-3071
 

For individuals with Marfan syndrome who need evaluation of aortic and heart disease for possible surgical intervention

The Dana and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases

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Cameron, Duke Edward, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
The James T. Dresher Senior Professor of Surgery
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Director of Albert "Cubby" and Dana Broccoli Aortic Surgery Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-2698
 

For evaluation and management of Marfan ocular problems

The Johns Hopkins Center for Hereditary Eye Diseases

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Jun, Albert Suk, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Eye Diseases
Vice Chair, Education
Maurice E. Langham, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5490
 

For evaluation or management of Marfan orthopedic problems

The Johns Hopkins Marfan Orthopedic Center

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Sponseller, Paul David, M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Urology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Sponseller Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Department Executive Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663