Physicians in good standing on the medical staff and available to see new patients can choose to join our free referral service. We use a rotational selection process to identify physicians based on your stated needs and preferences.
Accepts new patients
Joel M. Charrow, MD
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.