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Barbara Rose Pober, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-1561
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Genetics
Clinical Interests
Williams syndrome
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Genetic basis for birth defects and inherited syndromes
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Residency, Tufts Medical Center
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Clinical Cytogenetic, American Board of Medical Genetics
Clinical Genetics (M.D.), American Board of Medical Genetics
Pediatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients



  1. Williams Syndrome Predisposes to Vascular Stiffness Modified by Antihypertensive Use and Copy Number Changes in NCF1. Kozel BA, Danback JR, Waxler JL, Knutsen RH, Fuentes LD, Reusz GS, Kis E, Bhatt AB, Pober BR. Hypertension. 2013 Oct 14.
  2. Hearing from parents: the impact of receiving the diagnosis of Williams syndrome in their child. Waxler JL, Cherniske EM, Dieter K, Herd P, Pober BR. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Mar;161A(3):534-41.
  3. High prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes in adults with Williams syndrome. Pober BR, Wang E, Caprio S, Petersen KF, Brandt C, Stanley T, Osborne LR, Dzuria J, Gulanski B. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2010 May 15;154C(2):291-8.
  4. Pulmonary function and emphysema in Williams-Beuren syndrome. Wan ES, Pober BR, Washko GR, Raby BA, Silverman EK. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Mar;152A(3):653-6.
  5. Williams-Beuren syndrome. Pober BR. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 21;362(3):239-52.

Parents Can Now Test Kids for Risk of Adult Conditions

Barbara Pober, MD, a medical geneticist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains the risks and questions to ask before using direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

Pediatric Genetics
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1561
Fax: 617-726-1566

Pediatric Genetics
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1561
Fax: 617-726-1566

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