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Meral Gunay-Aygun, M.D.

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Pediatrician, Metabolic Geneticist

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Female

Languages: English, Turkish

Expertise: Genetics and Inherited Diseases , Medical Genetics, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders

Research Interests: Inborn errors of metabolism; Pediatric genetic disorders

Locations

Johns Hopkins Pediatrics
Appointment Phone: 410-955-3071

200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-0317
Fax: 410-614-9246

Background

Dr. Meral Gunay-Aygun is an associate professor of pediatrics and genetics at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Gunay-Aygun completed residencies in pediatrics at Hacettepe University Children’s Hospital and at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She completed an additional residency in medical genetics at Case 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 2008.

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 Genetic Allience, as well as the NHGRI merit award for her reserach on Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease/Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis (ARPKD/CHF).

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Titles

  • Pediatrician, Metabolic Geneticist
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (1987)

Residencies

  • Marmara University Faculty of Medicine / Pediatrics (1989)
  • Haceteppe Children's Hospital / Pediatrics (1994)
  • Case Western Reserve University / Genetics (1997)
  • St. Vincent Charity Medical Center / Pediatrics (1999)

Fellowships

  • Cleveland Clinic (1999)
  • National Institutes of Health / Genetics (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Medical Genetics / Clinical Genetics / MD (1999, 2010)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1998, 2016)

Research & Publications

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

  • Medical Genetics Residency and Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Programs, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Medical Genetics Fellowship Program, NHGRI, NIH
  • Medical Biochemical Genetics Residency Program, NHGRI, NIH
  • Inborn errors of metabolism course (MEDI 507), Foundation for advanced education in the sciences (FAES) graduate school at NIH

Courses and Syllabi

  • Inborn errors of metabolism course (MEDI 507)
    Lecture
    Foundation for advanced education in the sciences (FAES) graduate school at NIH
    2011 - 2016
  • Introduction to Medical Genetics (GENE 500M)
    Inherited Kidney Disorders
    Foundation for advanced education in the sciences (FAES) graduate school at NIH.
    2012 - 2016

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Best Senior Pediatric Resident Research Project Award, Case Western Reserve University, 1998
  • NHGRI Merit Award For Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease/Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis, National Human Genome Research Institute, 2007
  • Innovative Leadership Award for ARPKD/CHF Research, Genetic Alliance, 2011
  • Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC)-Funded Flagship Project, NIH, 2013

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Collage of Medical Genetics
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease and Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis Alliance
    Professional Advisory Board
  • NHGRI, NIH
    Scientific Review Board
  • Ohio Department of Health Newborn Screening Laboratory Advisory Committee, 2001 - 2003
    Laboratory Consultants Subcommittee
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases
  • Society for Pediatric Research

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Recent advances in diagnosing genetic disorders
    Neonatology/High risk obstetrics conference , Aultman (01/01/2001)
    Aultman Hospital
  • Clinical Findings of NIH Natural History Protocol on ARPKD/CHF
    Invited Lecture , First NIH/Office of Rare Diseases Conference on Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease and Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis (ARPKD/CHF) , Bethesda (01/05/2005)
  • NIH ARPKD/CHF Natural History Study
    Invited Lecture , Polycystic Kidney Foundation Meeting (01/23/2005)
  • Report on the NIH ARPKD/CHF Natural History Study
    Invited Lecture , Symposium on ARPKD/CHF Society for Pediatric Research /Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting , San Francisco (01/02/2006)
  • Cystic Diseases and Cilia: A New Frontier
    Invited Lecture , National Institutes of Health “Demystifying Medicine” Lecture Series , Bethesda (01/22/2008)
  • Natural History of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease and Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis (ARPKD/CHF)
    Invited Lecture , Polycystic Kidney Disease: Basic Translational and Clinical Science , 2008 FASEB Summer Research Conferences , Snowmass Village (01/27/2008)
  • Fibrocystic diseases of the kidneys and liver in disorders of the primary cilia/centrosome
    Invited Lecture , 29th Annual David W Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis , Mont-Tremblant (Quebec) (01/08/2008)
  • Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis: A common feature in various ciliopathies
    Invited Lecture , American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting , Philadelphia (01/11/2008)
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease; Lessons from the NHGRI Natural History Study
    Invited Lecture , Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting , Baltimore (01/05/2009)
  • Kidney and Liver Disease in Joubert Syndrome and related disorders
    Invited Lecture , Joubert Syndrome and Related Cerebellar Disorders Foundation Biennual Meeting , Cincinnati (01/15/2009)
  • Clinical Characteristics of Human Ciliopathies
    Invited Lecture , Johns-Hopkins University-McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine Seminar Series , Baltimore (01/10/2010)
  • Spectrum of Clinical Diseases Caused by Ciliopathies
    Invited Lecture ,  Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Overlapping Syndromes Conference , St. Louis (01/30/2010)
  • Characteristics of Kidney and Liver Disease in 40 Joubert syndrome patients
    Invited Lecture , Joubert Syndrome and Related Cerebellar Disorders Foundation Biennual Meeting , Orlando (01/15/2011)
  • Subtleties and Surprises: The Clinical Manifestations of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Session: Renal Cystic Diseases: New Insights into Clinical Disease Expression , World Congress of Nephrology 2011 , Vancouver (01/10/2011)
    International Society of Nephrology
  • Gray Platelet Syndrome: Clinical features and Genetic Analysis
    Congenital Thrombocytopenia , Kyoto (01/23/2011)
    XXIII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Homeostasis
  • Overview of Clinical Features of Disorders of the Primary Cilia
    25th Annual NIH Research Festival , Bethesda (01/24/2011)
  • Natural History Studies of Rare Diseases: Meeting the Needs of Drug Development and Research
    Panelist , Prospective Cross-sectional studies session , National Institutes of Health Workshop , Bethesda (01/16/2012)
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Panelist , Consensus Development Meeting , Washington (01/07/2013)
  • Alstrom syndrome: NIH study findings
    Research Clinic, and Scientific Symposium , 7th International Family Conference , Plymouth (01/09/2013)
  • NIH Study: Clinical and Molecular Investigations into Human Ciliopathies
    FASEB Meeting, Biology of Cilia and Flagella , Niagara Falls (01/23/2013)
  • Hepatorenal disease in Joubert syndrome and related disorders
    Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Foundation Conference , Minneapolis (01/10/2013)
  • Natural history of Joubert Syndrome
    2nd Joubert Syndrome Biennial Conference: Advancing Translational Ciliopathy Research, Enhancing Clinical Care , Boston (01/21/2013)
    American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting
  • Newborn screening for metabolic disorders in Ohio: interpretation, confirmatory testing and interim management
    Pediatric Grand Rounds , Akron (01/01/2001)
    Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
  • Approach to the child with fatty acid oxidation defect
    Pediatric Grand Rounds , Akron (01/01/2001)
    Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
  • Clinical Characteristics of Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease and other Ciliopathies
    Renal Grand Rounds , Baltimore (01/04/2012)
    Johns Hopkins University Medical School
  • Bardet-Biedel Syndrome
    Cleveland (01/01/1996)
    University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University
  • Abdominal wall defects: gastroschisis and omphalocele
    High risk neonatology Grand Rounds , Cleveland (01/01/1998)
    University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University
  • Fragile-X Syndrome
    Genetics Grand Rounds , Cleveland (01/01/1999)
    University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University
  • Ciliary Diseases: Converging Observations and Diverging Models
    NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds , Bethesda (01/27/2010)
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