Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3615 Civic Center Boulevard, RM 716 ARC Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3856
Fax: 215-590-2156
BS (Biology)
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2003.
MS (Biology)
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2004.
PhD (Genetics)
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Sami S Amr, Elissa Murphy, Elizabeth Duffy, Rojeen Niazi, Jorune Balciuniene, Minjie Luo, Heidi L Rehm, and Ahmad N Abou Tayoun: Allele-specific droplet digital PCR combined with a next generation sequencing-based algorithm for diagnostic copy number analysis in genes with high homology: proof of concept using Stereocilin. Clinical Chemistry. In press, 2018.

Naif A.M. Almontashiri, Abdulrahman Alswaid, Andrea Oza, Khalid A. Al-Mazrou, Omnia Elrehim, Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, Heidi L. Rehm, Sami S. Amr: Recurrent variants in OTOF are significant contributors to prelingual nonsydromic hearing loss in Saudi patients. Genetics in Medicine 2018.

Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, Nancy B. Spinner, Heidi L. Rehm, Robert C. Green, Diana W. Bianchi: Prenatal DNA Sequencing: Clinical, Counseling, and Diagnostic Laboratory Considerations. Prenatal Diagnosis 37: 1-7, Mar 2017.

Sami S. Amr, Saeed H. Al Turki, Matthew Lebo, Mahdi Sarmady, Heidi L. Rehm, Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun: Using Large Sequencing Datasets to Refine Intragenic disease regions and Prioritize Clinical Variant Interpretation. Genetics in Medicine 19(5): 496–504, May 2017.

Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, Bryan Krock, Nancy B. Spinner: Sequencing-based diagnostics for pediatric genetic diseases: progress and potential. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. 16(9): 987-99, Sep 2016.

Tayoun Ahmad N Abou, Mason-Suares Heather, Frisella Ashley L, Bowser Mark, Duffy Elizabeth, Mahanta Lisa, Funke Birgit, Rehm Heidi L, Amr Sami S: Targeted Droplet-Digital PCR as a Tool for Novel Deletion Discovery at the DFNB1 Locus. Human Mutation 37(1): 119-26, Jan 2016.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Al Turki Saeed H, Oza Andrea M, Bowser Mark J, Hernandez Amy L, Funke Birgit H, Rehm Heidi L, Amr Sami S: Improving hearing loss gene testing: a systematic review of gene evidence toward more efficient next-generation sequencing-based diagnostic testing and interpretation. Genetics in Medicine 18(6): 545-53, Jun 2016.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Burchard Paul R, Malik Imran, Scherer Axel, Tsongalis Gregory J: Democratizing molecular diagnostics for the developing world. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 141(1): 17-24, Jan 2014.

Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Tunkey Christopher D, Pugh Trevor J, Ross Tristen, Shah Minita, Lee Clarence C, Harkins Timothy T, Wells Wendy A, Tafe Laura J, Amos Christopher I, Tsongalis Gregory J: A comprehensive assay for CFTR mutational analysis using next-generation sequencing. Clinical Chemistry 59(10): 1481-8, Oct 2013.

Xue Yue, Abou Tayoun Ahmad N, Abo Kristine M, Pipas J Marc, Gordon Stuart R, Gardner Timothy B, Barth Richard J, Suriawinata Arief A, Tsongalis Gregory J: MicroRNAs as diagnostic markers for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and its precursor, pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasm. Cancer Genetics 206(6): 217-21, Jun 2013.

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