The NFDF's Medical Advisory Board consists of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and other physicians and healthcare providers who are active in the education, treatment and research of Fabry disease. The information on this website is for general information and education only and does not constitute specific medical advice or recommendations for individuals.

This website does not provide medical advice or recommendations. Individuals should not rely on the information posted on this website as a substitute for consultation with qualified healthcare professionals who are familiar with your individual medical conditions and needs. The National Fabry Disease Foundation strongly recommends that care and treatment decisions related to Fabry disease or any other medical condition be made in consultation with a patient's physician or other qualified healthcare professionals who are familiar with the individual's specific health situation.

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Note: Medical Advisory Board member information is currently being updated.

Our Medical Advisory Board members are:

Robert Hopkin
Robert Hopkin, M.D., Clinical Geneticist, Pediatrician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Joel Charrow
Joel Charrow, M.D., Medical Geneticist
Director of the Section of Clinical Genetics and the Genetics Laboratory at Children's Memorial Hospital, and professor of pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Amel Karaa, M.D., Clinical Geneticist, Internal Medicine Specialist
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School

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