Orphan Disease Center

Programs of Excellence and Faculty Profiles

Programs of Excellence

Based on the existing strengths within the Penn and CHOP communities, we have identified three Programs of Excellence for the Center. The faculty leaders indicated will advise and help coordinate research and development in these areas. We anticipate that more programs will be added as the Center evolves.


Rare Disease Faculty Profiles

Following are some of the Center's featured faculty members. Center leadership is working with faculty to expand this list.

Inherited Blindness: Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

Lysosomal Storage Diseases: Mark Haskins, V.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP): Frederick S. Kaplan, M.D.

Connective Tissue Disorders: Reed E. Pyeritz, M.D., Ph.D.

Inherited Defects in Cholesterol Metabolism: Daniel J. Rader, M.D.

Novel Gene Delivery Technologies: James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.