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Brian G. Skotko, MD, MPP

Co-Director, Down Syndrome Program

Dr. Brian Skotko is an international expert on Down syndrome.

Departments
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Genetics
  • Down Syndrome Program
Clinical Interests
Down syndrome
Trisomy 21
intellectual disabilities in children
developmental delays in children
medical genetics
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
M.P.P., Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Residency, Boston Medical Center
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
Clinical Genetics (M.D.), American Board of Medical Genetics
Gender
Male
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, a Board-certified medical geneticist, has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and developmental disabilities. In 2001 he co-authored two national award-winning books. He received the Christian Pueschel Memorial Research Award for his pioneering research and has been featured guest on multiple TV and radio news shows.

Research

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, a Board-certified medical geneticist, has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and developmental disabilities.  Dr. Skotko received the Christian Pueschel Memorial Research Award for his pioneering research on how physicians deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome to new and expectant parents.  He is currently researching obstructive sleep apnea in his patients with Down syndrome.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Skotko, B. (2005).  Prenatally diagnosed Down syndrome:  Mothers who continued their pregnancies evaluate their health care providers.  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 192: 67P77

Skotko, B.G., Levine, S.P., Goldstein, R. (2011).  Having a Son or Daughter with Down Syndrome: Perspectives from Mothers and Fathers.  American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 155:2335-2347.

Skotko, B.G., Levine, S.P., Goldstein, R. (2011). Having a Brother or Sister with Down Syndrome: Perspectives from Siblings. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A: 155:2348-2359.

Skotko, B.G., Levine, S.P., Goldstein, R. (2011).  Self-perceptions from People with Down Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A: 155:2360-2369.

Keeping Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome Healthy: Medical Updates for Physicians

Grand Rounds presentation by Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program October 9th, 2012.

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome in Japan

Dr. Brian Skotko and members of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program talk to reporters from Japan about the impact of prenatal testing for Down syndrome here in the United States, just as Japan starts to make similar tests available to its people.

The Kelly Family's Story: Compassionate Care in Extraordinary Circumstances

Hear how the Mass General Down Syndrome Program helped Karen Kelly and her sisters when unexpected medical complications and problems with guardianship arose.

MGH and MGfC launch new Down syndrome program

The MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children have launched one of the only comprehensive adult and pediatric Down syndrome programs in the nation.

Loring School Little Buddy Challenge

SudburyPatch article includes mention of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program and Dr. Brian Skotko.

Down Syndrome: One Family's Decision

From WCVB-TV, Ch. 5, segment quotes MGHfC physician Brian Skotko, MD, MPP.

Earlier, Easier Down Syndrome Test

From WCVB-TV, Ch. 5, segment quotes MGHfC physician Brian Skotko, MD, MPP.

Will New Mass. Law Discourage Women from Aborting Fetuses with Down Syndrome?

From Time Magazine, article quotes MGHfC physician Brian Skotko, MD, MPP.

Interview: Dr. Brian Skotko

New numbers show about 4,700 babies are born each year with Down Syndrome. That's down according to Down Syndrome Education USA.

Doctors Finding it Easier to Diagnose Down Syndrome

Interview with Dr. Brian Skotko, co-director of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program on FOX25 News.

With Down syndrome diagnoses comes a wrenching choice

As prenatal tests proliferate and come earlier, more couples are arriving at a medical crossroads.

Life with Down syndrome is full of possibilities

The lives of the 250,000 Americans with Down syndrome today are radically different than a generation ago.

A Lifetime of Care at the Down Syndrome Program

After expanding its doors in July of 2012, the Down Syndrome Program has grown to include numerous age-appropriate clinics, experts from Mass General, MGHfC and the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and multidisciplinary care along with state-of-the-art resources to provide seamless transition from pediatric to adult care.

Can Down Syndrome Be Treated?

Science Magazine article features Dr. Brian Skotko of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program.

IQ-Boosting Drugs Aim to Help Down Syndrome Kids Learn

Bloomberg article features Dr. Brian Skotko of the Mass General Down Syndrome program.

Grand Rounds: Down Syndrome

MassGeneral Hospital for Children Grand Rounds are presented every Tuesday morning at 8:00 am in the O'Keeffe Auditorium.

Mass. General and MassGeneral Hospital for Children launch new Down syndrome program

New Down syndrome program offers multiple clinics each week tailored to meet the unique medical and psychosocial needs of patients of all ages.

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55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

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

Pediatric Genetics
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

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

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