Pediatric Genetics
Pediatric Genetics

Pediatric Genetics

by Brian Alverson, MD

A pediatric geneticist is a doctor who possesses training in both pediatric genetics and pediatrics, giving them the experience to recognize the manifestations of rare genetic syndromes in children. Many of the diseases seen in the pediatric population have a genetic component, as organ damage secondary to senility or years of inflammatory insult have not had time to accumulate. Whether or not we have discovered the genetic basis, it is likely that an underlying germline or somatic defect underlies a significant proportion of the diseases encountered in clinical practice. Children with a constellation of symptoms may present with a syndromic condition, and syndromic is often synonymous with genetic. It is important to get a feel for when children are presenting as such to initiate appropriate referrals.

Course Details

  • Videos 13
  • Duration 1:12 h
  • Quiz questions 55
  • Concept Pages 18


Your Educators of course Pediatric Genetics

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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By Shishona J. on 18. September 2022 for Pediatric Genetics

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By Jeremy E. on 10. July 2021 for Pediatric Genetics

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By Suav Z. on 05. May 2020 for Pediatric Genetics

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Thank you for your inspiring lecture. Love is the most valuable lesson we can learn from our patients and our teachers.