Dr. Chitra Prasad

Dr.-Chitra-Prasad.jpgMedical Genetics
Phone:  519.685.8500 ext. 56131
Fax:  519.685.8214

Dr. Chitra Prasad joined the Children's Hospital Western University in 2003 and is currently appointed as a Professor at Western University. She has trained in paediatrics in India and in St. John’s Newfoundland. She has also done fellowship in clinical and biochemical genetics in Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. She is a fellow of Canadian and American College of Medical Genetics (Clinical and Biochemical).

Currently, she is a clinical geneticist and the Director of metabolic clinic and newborn screening at London Health Sciences Centre. She has established center of excellence for therapies for lysosomal disorders and rare disorders such as Porphyria at London health Sciences Centre.

She has an extensive list of publications in peer reviewed journals, and is recognized for her work nationally and internationally in the field of genetics and metabolism. She is one of the past presidents of Garrod association (national society for inborn errors of metabolism in Canada). Her research includes wide ranging topics such as lysosomal disorders, PKU, Fatty acid oxidation syndromes among others. She is also involved in delineation of genotype/phenotype correlation of clinical genetic/metabolic syndromes. She is involved in national level studies and initiatives on Fabry disease, PKU and Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network.  She has supervised and guided many students, residents and fellows.

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