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Jennifer Kalish

Jennifer Kalish

Assistant Professor, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Jennifer Kalish received her MD and PhD in Genetics from Yale University where she studied the biochemistry of DNA. She completed her residency and fellowship in Pediatrics and Genetics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and post-doctoral training in Epigenetics with Dr. Marisa Bartolomei at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master's in Translational Research from Penn. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Director of the Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) Program of Excellence through the Orphan Disease Center. Dr. Kalish is also a Research Scientist at the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. Dr. Kalish's clinical work and research focuses on epigenetic and cancer predisposition disorders, most prominently BWS. Dr. Kalish is an international expert in BWS and holds the Turtle Endowed Chair in BWS Research. Dr. Kalish established and oversees the BWS Patient Registry at CHOP. Her translational research program focuses on studying the transition between normal growth, overgrowth, and cancer. She has published numerous papers on BWS and other rare diseases.