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Hilary Joyce Vernon, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetic Medicine


Dr. Hilary Vernon is an Associate Professor of pediatrics at the McKusick Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also an attending physician at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Hilary Vernon is an associate professor of genetic medicine and a medical biochemical geneticist with expertise in treating inborn errors of metabolism and mitochondrial disorders. She is the director of the Mitochondrial Care Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Barth Syndrome Interdisciplinary Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her research interests include understanding intermediary metabolism in Barth syndrome and in disorders of branch chain amino acid metabolism. Dr. Vernon also co-directs the Department of Genetic Medicine Clinical Trials Unit, and is the principal investigator on multiple clinical trials for rare diseases. Dr. Vernon received her medical degree and doctorate from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She completed residencies in genetics and pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University, and a fellowship in clinical laboratory biochemical genetics at The Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Vernon was recognized with the 2010 Francis F. Schwentker Award for Excellence in Research at Johns Hopkins University and the 2011 James B.

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