Priya S. Kishnani, MD, MB BS

Dr. Priya Kishnani is Chief, in the division of Medical Genetics at Duke University Medical Center as well as Director of the YT and Alice Chen Pediatrics Genetics and Genomics Center. Dr. Kishnani moved to the United States in 1991, after completing a residency in Pediatrics in Mumbai, India. She went on to do a second residency in Pediatrics as well as a Fellowship in Genetics and Metabolism at Duke University Medical Center. Shortly after, she joined the faculty at Duke University and has worked as a Professor of Pediatrics in the Pediatrics and Medical Genetics departments. Dr. Kishnani is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and the American Board of Biochemical Genetics. She also serves as the Director of the Lysosomal Storage Disease Program, Biochemical Genetics Training Program, and Metabolic Clinic at DUMC.

Dr. Kishnani has worked in translational research throughout her career. She has worked to apply basic scientific discoveries to clinical trials and has pioneered the approval of new therapeutics. Dr. Kishnani’s work has crossed over into the field of newborn screening at many points in her research career but specifically through her work in the care and treatment of individuals with lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs), glycogen storage diseases (GSDs), and other inborn errors of metabolism. She has served as a Principle Investigator on several clinical trials with a primary focus on the clinical implementation and development of new therapeutic interventions, specifically with a focus on enzyme replacement therapy and small molecules. She remains passionate about the care, treatment and natural history of individuals with LSDs.

Dr. Kishnani has been widely published in journals, textbooks and scientific reviews in the areas of treatment strategies, and examining long-term complications in various LSDs. She dedicated over 16 years of her career to developing a treatment for Pompe and has been recognized as an advocate for awareness of Pompe Disease as well as many other rare diseases.

Thank you Dr. Kishnani for your many years of dedication and we wish you success in your future career and research.  


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Priya S. Kishnani, MD, MB BS