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Robert D. Steiner

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Robert D. Steiner, MD

Robert D. Steiner, MD, is Executive Director, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Chief Science Officer Marshfield Clinic, and Visiting Professor of Pediatrics and & Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin. He earned his MD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed a residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a fellowship in medical genetics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Steiner is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics.

Dr. Steiner has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for more than a dozen clinical trials and clinical research studies on rare diseases including Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS), Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and lysosomal storage diseases including Mucopolysaccharidoses, Fabry, Pompe, and Gaucher diseases, and Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis. His research on SLOS and related disorders is funded by the National Institutes of Health, in part by an award from the NIH Rare Disease Clinical Research Network (RDCRN). Dr. Steiner has authored over 115 peer-reviewed original research articles, and more than 50 reviews, book chapters, and letters on rare diseases and related topics. He currently serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease and is presently the Deputy Editor for Genetics in Medicine and an editorial board member of Emedicine Online Pediatric Textbook, as well as a reviewer for numerous journals, such as JBC, Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Research, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, and many others.

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