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Brian G. Skotko, MD, MPP

  • Co-Director, Down Syndrome Program

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Overview

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

Departments

Genetics

Pediatrics

Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Down syndrome
  • Trisomy 21
  • intellectual disabilities in children
  • medical genetics
  • Developmental delays
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • MPP, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
  • Clinical Genetics (M.D.)
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Gender
Male

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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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

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News & Events

Multimedia

Contact

Pediatric Genetics
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-1561
Fax: 617-726-1566

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