Dr. Meral Gunay-Aygun is an associate professor of pediatrics and genetics at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. She holds a medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey.
Dr. Gunay-Aygun completed residencies in pediatrics at Marmara University Hospital, Hacettepe University Children’s Hospital and Cape Western Reserve University. She completed an additional residency in medical genetics at Cape Western Reserve University and a fellowship in biochemical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2011.
She is a member of myriad professional organizations, including the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Pediatric Research and the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders.
Her work has been recognized through the Innovative Leadership Award from the National Geographic Society, as well as an NHGRI merit award for her management of successful clinical protocol related to kidney disease and congenital hepatic fibrosis.