|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Dr. Korenberg, PhD, MD, received her PhD in Genetics followed by her post-doctoral fellowship in electron microscopy of human chromosomes (University of Wisconsin) and then her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine Ph.D. - M.D. Program. She went on to complete her Pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) and Harvard University Medical School (HMS). Dr. Korenberg’s Fellowship as a Cystic Fibrosis Fellow (Clinical Pulmonology and Molecular Biology) was completed at HMS, Ina Sue Perlmutter Cystic Fibrosis Research Center and CHMC in Boston, MA. During this time, she also served as a physician in Emergency Medicine at a major trauma center. Her fellowship and boards in Medical Genetics followed at the University of California, San Francisco’s Moffitt Hospital. At the heart of Dr. Korenberg’s clinical and research lies her understanding of lifespan genetic defects, particularly those involving brain, nervous system and heart. As faculty in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Genetics at the University of California at Los Angeles, CSHS, she rose rapidly with multiple accelerations from Assistant Professor to Professor VIII and was bestowed with numerous honors for her pioneering work in Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Human Genome, Molecular Genetic diagnosis for genetic syndromes and cancers, mouse models of human disease, and as a founder and founding member of the Department of Human Genetics, UCLA and at Cedars-Sinai Health System (CSHS). Dr. Korenberg also established the Neurofibromatosis Clinic and Programs for Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome at CSHS. An international leader in neurodevelopmental disorders, DS “Protocols to establish genotype/phenotype correlations in Down syndrome,” the classic standard for diagnosis of Down Syndrome through the present work on clinical and fundamental work on genetic wiring of brain functions. National advisory boards in Clinical and Research, NIH service, study sections for NICHD, NIMH, Mental Retardation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Down syndrome Therapeutic Consortium, Williams syndrome diagnosis, treatment, genes for behavior. Specialties include lifespan work on Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities and more recently disorders of social behavior including autism and other psychiatric genetic conditions. Dr. Korenberg is certified by the American Boards of Pediatrics, Medical Genetics and Molecular Genetics and specializes in diagnosis and treatment of individuals with rare forms of conditions in these specialities, using a wholistic approach.
Dr. Korenberg currently is USTAR Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the USTAR Cluster, Circuits of the Brain, Director of the Center for Integrated Neuroscience and Human Behavior and founder and director of the new Down Syndrome Therapeutic Consortium (DSTC) and of the emerging Williams Syndrome Program at the University of Utah. Dr. Korenberg is Faculty member in the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program at the University of Utah. She holds numerous patents and leads the the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)-funded DSTC, has been awarded continuous funding for more than 25 years by institutions including the Department of Energy, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the American Heart Association, the McDonnell Foundation and the State of Utah.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Pediatrics - Professor
|Academic Divisions||Pediatric Genetics
|Board Certification||American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Molecular Genetics)