Marni J. Falk, M.D., received her B.S. in Biology graduating Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as M.D. in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society from a combined 7-year program at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed dual specialty training in a 5-year Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics residency program at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Falk is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Genetics within the Department of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She directs the CHOP Mitochondrial Medicine Center to aid in the evaluation and management of individuals of all ages with suspected mitochondrial disease. She works to improved diagnostic approaches and resources for mitochondrial disease, including organization of a global Mitochondrial Disease Sequence Data Resource (MSeqDR) consortium.
Dr. Falk is PI of a translational research CHOP laboratory that investigates causes and global metabolic consequences of mitochondrial disease, as well as targeted pharmacologic therapies, in C. elegans, zebrafish, mouse, and human cell models of respiratory chain dysfunction, with transition to clinical treatment trials in mitochondrial disease patients. She has authored over 80 publications in human genetics and mitochondrial disease, and directs the CHOP/UPENN Mitochondria Research Affinity Group. She is a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board member of The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation; Scientific Advisory Board member of the Genesis Foundation; CHOP-site PI of the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium; and member of the MMS, SPR, SIMD, ASHG, and ACMG.
Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
What’s Your Digital Playbook for Aligning Those Facing Change?
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm