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Professional Advisory Board

The Professional Advisory Board (PAB) advises the Foundation on the identification, funding, and development of high-quality research projects related to CHARGE syndrome. The PAB consists of professionals from a variety of disciplines who have extensive research experience in clinical, scientific, and medical issues.


Donna Martin, MD, PhD
Chair – CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Professional Advisory Board

Chair, Michigan Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Pediatrics and Human Genetics, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI



M. Albert Basson, PhD

Professor of Developmental Neurobiology in the Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology and the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
King’s College London and UCSF



Brian Brooks, MD, PhD
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology & American Board of Medical Genetics
National Eye Institute (Primary) and National Human Genome Research Institute (Adjunct)
Chief, Unit on Pediatric, Developmental, and Genetic Ophthalmology, National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD


Conny M.A. van Ravenswaaij-Arts, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist Professor in Dysmorphology, Department of Genetics,
University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands




Kim Blake, MB, MRCP, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada




Daniel Choo, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor & Director
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center




Lauren Lieberman, PhD
Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
The College of Brockport




Megan C. Schmittel, M.S., TLLP, PLMH
School Psychologist
Perkins School for the Blind/Deafblind Program
Watertown, MA




Kasee Stratton-Gadke, Ph.D., NCSP
Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology’s School Psychology Graduate Program
Mississippi State University



Susan WileySusan Wiley, M.D.
Professor, Clinical Track
Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine




Robin L. Ely, M.D.
Clinical Director
National Gaucher Foundation