Can Ficicioglu

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Human Genetics, Newborn Metabolic Screening Program
Consultant Physician, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania- Neonatology
Consultant Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital-Neonatology
Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Human Genetics, Lysosomal Storage Diseases Program
Department: Pediatrics

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Division of Human Genetics
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd #9054.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 590 3376
Fax: 215 590 4297
University of Istanbul, Cerrahpasa Medical School (with High Honors), 1985.
PhD (Histology & Embryology)
University of Marmara, 1996.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Ficicioglu is developing algorithms for the effective short and long-term care of patients detected by newborn screening, and new drugs to treat lysosomal storage disorders.

Selected Publications

Bruun T, Sidky S, Bandeira OA, Debray FG, Ficicioglu C, Goldstein J, Joost K, Koeberl DD, MD7, Luísa D, Nassogne MC, O’Sullivan S, Õunap K, Schulze A, van Maldergem L, Salomons GS, Mercimek-Andrews S : Treatment outcome of creatine transporter deficiency: international retrospective cohort study Metabolic Brain Disease February 2018 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Ficicioglu C, Giugliani R, Harmatz P, Mendelsohn N, Jego V, Parini R : Intrafamilial variability in the clinical manifestations of mucopolysaccharidosis type II: data from the Hunter Outcome Survey (HOS) American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 176(2): 301-310, February 2018.

Guéant JL, Chéry C, Oussalah A, Nadaf J, Coelho D, Josse T, Flayac J, Robert A, Koscinski I, Gastin I, Tresarrieu PF, Pupavac M, Brebner A, Watkins D, Pastinen T, Montpetit A, Hariri F, David Tregouët3, Raby B, Chung WK, Morange PE, D. Sean Froese DS, Baumgartner M, Benoist JF, Ficicioglu C, Marchand V, Yuri Motorine Y, Bonnemains C, Feillet F, Majewski J, Rosenblatt DS : APRDX1 mutant allele causes a MMACHC secondary epimutation in cblC patients Nat Commun. 9(1): 67, January 2018 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Berry S, Nicola Longo N, Diaz GA, McCandless SE, Smith W, Harding CO, Zori R, Ficicioglu C, Lichter-Konecki U, Robinson B, Vockley J: Safety and Efficacy of Glycerol Phenylbutyrate for Management of Urea Cycle Disorders in Patients Aged 2 Months to 2 Years. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 122(3): 46-53, November 2017.

Ahrens-Nicklas RC, Whitaker AM, Kaplan P, Cuddapah S, Burfield J, Blair B, Brochi L, Yudkoff M, Ficicioglu C.: Efficacy of early treatment in patients with Cobalamin C disease identified by newborn screening, a sixteen-year experience. Genetics in Medicine 19(8): 926-935, August 2017.

Whitaker, Ashley M., Thomas, Nina Hattiangadi, Krivitzky, Lauren S., Ficicioglu, Can H.: Neuropsychological implications of Cobalamin C (CblC) disease in Hispanic children detected through newborn screening. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. Routledge, 10(1): 143-149, Jan 2017.

Ahrens-Nicklas RC, Pyle LC, Ficicioglu C: Morbidity and Mortality Among Exclusively Breastfed Neonates With Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency Genetics in Medicine 18(12): 1315-19, December 2016 Notes: The winner of the 2017 Richard King Award for the best article published by a trainee in GIM in 2016.

Bobby G. Ng, Shiryaev S, Rymen D, Eklund E, Raymond K, Kircher M, Abdenur J, Alehan F, Midrob A, Bamshad M, Barone R, Berry G, Brumbaugh, Buckingham K, Clarkson K, Cole S, O'Connor S, Cooper GM, Van Coster R, Demmer L, Diogo L, Fay A, Ficicioglu C, Fiumara , Gahl WA, Ganetzky G, Goel H, Harshman L, He M, Jaeken J, Lachlan K , Lam C , Yaplito-Lee J, Nickerson D , Peters H, Race V, Régal L, Rush J, Rutledge S, Shendure S, Sparks S, Trapane P, Sanchez-Valle A, Vilain E, Waechter C, Wang R, Wolfe L, Wong DA, Wood T, Yang AC , Matthijs G , Freeze HH: ALG1-CDG: Clinical and molecular characterization of 39 unreported patients. Human Mutations 37(7): 653-60, Jul 2016.

Dai H, Zhang VW, El-Hattab AW, Ficicioglu C, Shinawi M, Lines M, Schulze A, McNutt M, Gotway G, Tian X, Chen S, Wang J, Craigen WJ, Wong LJ.: cprFBXL4 defects are common in patients with congenital lactic acidemia and encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Clin Genet. 91(4): 634-39, April 2016.

Weber DR, Coughlin II C, Brodsky JL, Lindstrom K, Ficicioglu C, Kaplan P, Freehauf CL, Levine MA : Low Bone Mineral Density is a Common Finding in Patients with Homocystinuria Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 117(3): 351-4, March 2016.

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