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Joel M. Charrow, MD

  • Medical Genetics

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Charrow is the Director of the Section of Clinical Genetics and the Genetics Laboratory at Children's Memorial Hospital, and is a professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics.

Dr. Charrow's interests are mainly in the area of biochemical genetics, neurofibromatosis, and skeletal dysplasias. He is co-director of the Neurofibromatosis Clinic and the Skeletal Dysplasia Center at Children's Memorial Hospital, and director of the Comprehensive Gaucher Disease, Fabry Disease and Pompe Disease Treatment Centers. He has over 20 years experience in these disorders and in the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism in general.

Dr. Charrow is a member of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, the American Society of Human Genetics, and is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, and the chairman of its Laboratory Quality Control Subcommittee. He founded the Jewish Genetic Disorders program at Children's Memorial Hospital, and is a member of the board of directors and a founder of the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders.

His bibliography includes over 50 peer-reviewed publications on lysosomal storage disorders, neurofibromatosis and skeletal dysplasias. He has written over 15 book chapters and review articles. He has been consistently included in many magazines that list ""Top Doctors"" in Chicago, the Midwest Region, the United States, and North America.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine - 1976
  • Residency
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Children's Memorial Hospital - 1979
  • Fellowship
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Children's Memorial Hospital - 1981

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  • Clinical Genetics (MD)
  • Pediatrics

PRIMARY LOCATION


Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.

#59

Chicago, IL 60611

312-227-6120
Monday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Fabry Disease
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Genetics - Pediatric Diseases
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pompe Disease

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS HMO of Illinois
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • Hlth Mrktng Inc (Super PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)