MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Princeton University , Princeton , NJ

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA

Internship

  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Harvard Program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

I am an attending physician in both the divisions of newborn medicine and genetics and genomics. My ongoing research strives to understand how clinical genetics/genomic medicine can improve the care of high-risk neonates, from improving our understanding of infant mortality to providing early developmental supports for infants diagnosed with rare genetic disorders. I care for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and I also see infants diagnosed with genetic conditions as outpatients in the NICU GraDS program in order to support optimal growth and development. In addition, I have a general genetics clinic and see inpatient consults on the genetics and metabolism service. In addition to my clinical research at Boston Children's Hospital, I also work in novel disease gene discovery and towards novel methods for genetic diagnosis with the Center for Mendelian Genomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

I received my medical degree from Harvard Medical School, after which I completed my pediatrics residency training with the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. I then pursued combined training in neonatal-perinatal medicine and in clinical genetics and genomics in order to develop my clinical expertise in both specialties.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Wojcik MH, Reimers R, Poorvu T, Agrawal PB. Genetic diagnosis in the fetus. J Perinatol. 2020 Feb 24. View abstract
  2. Lilleväli H, Pajusalu S, Wojcik MH, Goodrich J, Collins RL, Murumets Ü, Tammur P, Blau N, Lilleväli K, Õunap K. Genome sequencing identifies a homozygous inversion disrupting QDPR as a cause for dihydropteridine reductase deficiency. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2020 Feb 05; e1154. View abstract
  3. Gubbels CS, VanNoy GE, Madden JA, Copenheaver D, Yang S, Wojcik MH, Gold NB, Genetti CA, Stoler J, Parad RB, Roumiantsev S, Bodamer O, Beggs AH, Juusola J, Agrawal PB, Yu TW. Prospective, phenotype-driven selection of critically ill neonates for rapid exome sequencing is associated with high diagnostic yield. Genet Med. 2019 Nov 29. View abstract
  4. Pravata VM, Gundogdu M, Bartual SG, Ferenbach AT, Stavridis M, Õunap K, Pajusalu S, Žordania R, Wojcik MH, van Aalten DMF. A missense mutation in the catalytic domain of O-GlcNAc transferase links perturbations in protein O-GlcNAcylation to X-linked intellectual disability. FEBS Lett. 2020 Feb; 594(4):717-727. View abstract
  5. Flex E, Martinelli S, Van Dijck A, Ciolfi A, Cecchetti S, Coluzzi E, Pannone L, Andreoli C, Radio FC, Pizzi S, Carpentieri G, Bruselles A, Catanzaro G, Pedace L, Miele E, Carcarino E, Ge X, Chijiwa C, Lewis MES, Meuwissen M, Kenis S, Van der Aa N, Larson A, Brown K, Wasserstein MP, Skotko BG, Begtrup A, Person R, Karayiorgou M, Roos JL, Van Gassen KL, Koopmans M, Bijlsma EK, Santen GWE, Barge-Schaapveld DQCM, Ruivenkamp CAL, Hoffer MJV, Lalani SR, Streff H, Craigen WJ, Graham BH, van den Elzen APM, Kamphuis DJ, Õunap K, Reinson K, Pajusalu S, Wojcik MH, Viberti C, Di Gaetano C, Bertini E, Petrucci S, De Luca A, Rota R, Ferretti E, Matullo G, Dallapiccola B, Sgura A, Walkiewicz M, Kooy RF, Tartaglia M. Aberrant Function of the C-Terminal Tail of HIST1H1E Accelerates Cellular Senescence and Causes Premature Aging. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 09 05; 105(3):493-508. View abstract
  6. Wojcik MH, Schwartz TS, Thiele KE, Paterson H, Stadelmaier R, Mullen TE, VanNoy GE, Genetti CA, Madden JA, Gubbels CS, Yu TW, Tan WH, Agrawal PB. Infant mortality: the contribution of genetic disorders. J Perinatol. 2019 Dec; 39(12):1611-1619. View abstract
  7. Snijders Blok L, Kleefstra T, Venselaar H, Maas S, Kroes HY, Lachmeijer AMA, van Gassen KLI, Firth HV, Tomkins S, Bodek S, Õunap K, Wojcik MH, Cunniff C, Bergstrom K, Powis Z, Tang S, Shinde DN, Au C, Iglesias AD, Izumi K, Leonard J, Abou Tayoun A, Baker SW, Tartaglia M, Niceta M, Dentici ML, Okamoto N, Miyake N, Matsumoto N, Vitobello A, Faivre L, Philippe C, Gilissen C, Wiel L, Pfundt R, Deriziotis P, Brunner HG, Fisher SE. De Novo Variants Disturbing the Transactivation Capacity of POU3F3 Cause a Characteristic Neurodevelopmental Disorder. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 08 01; 105(2):403-412. View abstract
  8. Konrad EDH, Nardini N, Caliebe A, Nagel I, Young D, Horvath G, Santoro SL, Shuss C, Ziegler A, Bonneau D, Kempers M, Pfundt R, Legius E, Bouman A, Stuurman KE, Õunap K, Pajusalu S, Wojcik MH, Vasileiou G, Le Guyader G, Schnelle HM, Berland S, Zonneveld-Huijssoon E, Kersten S, Gupta A, Blackburn PR, Ellingson MS, Ferber MJ, Dhamija R, Klee EW, McEntagart M, Lichtenbelt KD, Kenney A, Vergano SA, Abou Jamra R, Platzer K, Ella Pierpont M, Khattar D, Hopkin RJ, Martin RJ, Jongmans MCJ, Chang VY, Martinez-Agosto JA, Kuismin O, Kurki MI, Pietiläinen O, Palotie A, Maarup TJ, Johnson DS, Venborg Pedersen K, Laulund LW, Lynch SA, Blyth M, Prescott K, Canham N, Ibitoye R, Brilstra EH, Shinawi M, Fassi E, Sticht H, Gregor A, Van Esch H, Zweier C. CTCF variants in 39 individuals with a variable neurodevelopmental disorder broaden the mutational and clinical spectrum. Genet Med. 2019 12; 21(12):2723-2733. View abstract
  9. Wojcik MH, Thiele K, Grant CF, Chao K, Goodrich J, O'Donnell-Luria A, Lacro RV, Tan WH, Agrawal PB. Genome Sequencing Identifies the Pathogenic Variant Missed by Prior Testing in an Infant with Marfan Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2019 Oct; 213:235-240. View abstract
  10. Yakoreva M, Kahre T, Žordania R, Reinson K, Teek R, Tillmann V, Peet A, Õiglane-Shlik E, Pajusalu S, Murumets Ü, Vals MA, Mee P, Wojcik MH, Õunap K. A retrospective analysis of the prevalence of imprinting disorders in Estonia from 1998 to 2016. Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 Nov; 27(11):1649-1658. View abstract
  11. Wojcik MH, Linnea K, Stoler JM, Rappaport L. Updating the neurodevelopmental profile of Alazami syndrome: Illustrating the role of developmental assessment in rare genetic disorders. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 08; 179(8):1565-1569. View abstract
  12. Õunap K, Muru K, Õiglane-Shlik E, Ilves P, Pajusalu S, Kuus I, Wojcik MH, Reimand T. PEHO syndrome caused by compound heterozygote variants in ZNHIT3 gene. Eur J Med Genet. 2020 Feb; 63(2):103660. View abstract
  13. Edward HL, D'Gama AM, Wojcik MH, Brownstein CA, Kenna MA, Grant PE, Majzoub JA, Agrawal PB. A novel missense mutation in TFAP2B associated with Char syndrome and central diabetes insipidus. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 07; 179(7):1299-1303. View abstract
  14. Schmitz-Abe K, Li Q, Rosen SM, Nori N, Madden JA, Genetti CA, Wojcik MH, Ponnaluri S, Gubbels CS, Picker JD, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Yu TW, Bodamer O, Brownstein CA, Beggs AH, Agrawal PB. Unique bioinformatic approach and comprehensive reanalysis improve diagnostic yield of clinical exomes. Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 Sep; 27(9):1398-1405. View abstract
  15. Zweier M, Begemann A, McWalter K, Cho MT, Abela L, Banka S, Behring B, Berger A, Brown CW, Carneiro M, Chen J, Cooper GM, Finnila CR, Guillen Sacoto MJ, Henderson A, Hüffmeier U, Joset P, Kerr B, Lesca G, Leszinski GS, McDermott JH, Meltzer MR, Monaghan KG, Mostafavi R, Õunap K, Plecko B, Powis Z, Purcarin G, Reimand T, Riedhammer KM, Schreiber JM, Sirsi D, Wierenga KJ, Wojcik MH, Papuc SM, Steindl K, Sticht H, Rauch A. Spatially clustering de novo variants in CYFIP2, encoding the cytoplasmic FMRP interacting protein 2, cause intellectual disability and seizures. Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 May; 27(5):747-759. View abstract
  16. Arachchi H, Wojcik MH, Weisburd B, Jacobsen JOB, Valkanas E, Baxter S, Byrne AB, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Haendel M, Smedley D, MacArthur DG, Philippakis AA, Rehm HL. matchbox: An open-source tool for patient matching via the Matchmaker Exchange. Hum Mutat. 2018 12; 39(12):1827-1834. View abstract
  17. Wojcik MH, Okada K, Prabhu SP, Nowakowski DW, Ramsey K, Balak C, Rangasamy S, Brownstein CA, Schmitz-Abe K, Cohen JS, Fatemi A, Shi J, Grant EP, Narayanan V, Ho HH, Agrawal PB. De novo variant in KIF26B is associated with pontocerebellar hypoplasia with infantile spinal muscular atrophy. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 12; 176(12):2623-2629. View abstract
  18. Wojcik MH, Brodsky D, Stewart JE, Picker J. Peri-mortem evaluation of infants who die without a diagnosis: focus on advances in genomic technology. J Perinatol. 2018 09; 38(9):1125-1134. View abstract
  19. Schwartz TS, Wojcik MH, Pelletier RC, Edward HL, Picker JD, Holm IA, Towne MC, Beggs AH, Agrawal PB. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum associated with OPHN1 variants. Eur J Med Genet. 2019 Feb; 62(2):137-143. View abstract
  20. Guissart C, Latypova X, Rollier P, Khan TN, Stamberger H, McWalter K, Cho MT, Kjaergaard S, Weckhuysen S, Lesca G, Besnard T, Õunap K, Schema L, Chiocchetti AG, McDonald M, de Bellescize J, Vincent M, Van Esch H, Sattler S, Forghani I, Thiffault I, Freitag CM, Barbouth DS, Cadieux-Dion M, Willaert R, Guillen Sacoto MJ, Safina NP, Dubourg C, Grote L, Carré W, Saunders C, Pajusalu S, Farrow E, Boland A, Karlowicz DH, Deleuze JF, Wojcik MH, Pressman R, Isidor B, Vogels A, Van Paesschen W, Al-Gazali L, Al Shamsi AM, Claustres M, Pujol A, Sanders SJ, Rivier F, Leboucq N, Cogné B, Sasorith S, Sanlaville D, Retterer K, Odent S, Katsanis N, Bézieau S, Koenig M, Davis EE, Pasquier L, Küry S. Dual Molecular Effects of Dominant RORA Mutations Cause Two Variants of Syndromic Intellectual Disability with Either Autism or Cerebellar Ataxia. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 05 03; 102(5):744-759. View abstract
  21. Wojcik MH, Schwartz TS, Yamin I, Edward HL, Genetti CA, Towne MC, Agrawal PB. Genetic disorders and mortality in infancy and early childhood: delayed diagnoses and missed opportunities. Genet Med. 2018 11; 20(11):1396-1404. View abstract
  22. Hamdan FF, Myers CT, Cossette P, Lemay P, Spiegelman D, Laporte AD, Nassif C, Diallo O, Monlong J, Cadieux-Dion M, Dobrzeniecka S, Meloche C, Retterer K, Cho MT, Rosenfeld JA, Bi W, Massicotte C, Miguet M, Brunga L, Regan BM, Mo K, Tam C, Schneider A, Hollingsworth G, FitzPatrick DR, Donaldson A, Canham N, Blair E, Kerr B, Fry AE, Thomas RH, Shelagh J, Hurst JA, Brittain H, Blyth M, Lebel RR, Gerkes EH, Davis-Keppen L, Stein Q, Chung WK, Dorison SJ, Benke PJ, Fassi E, Corsten-Janssen N, Kamsteeg EJ, Mau-Them FT, Bruel AL, Verloes A, Õunap K, Wojcik MH, Albert DVF, Venkateswaran S, Ware T, Jones D, Liu YC, Mohammad SS, Bizargity P, Bacino CA, Leuzzi V, Martinelli S, Dallapiccola B, Tartaglia M, Blumkin L, Wierenga KJ, Purcarin G, O'Byrne JJ, Stockler S, Lehman A, Keren B, Nougues MC, Mignot C, Auvin S, Nava C, Hiatt SM, Bebin M, Shao Y, Scaglia F, Lalani SR, Frye RE, Jarjour IT, Jacques S, Boucher RM, Riou E, Srour M, Carmant L, Lortie A, Major P, Diadori P, Dubeau F, D'Anjou G, Bourque G, Berkovic SF, Sadleir LG, Campeau PM, Kibar Z, Lafrenière RG, Girard SL, Mercimek-Mahmutoglu S, Boelman C, Rouleau GA, Scheffer IE, Mefford HC, Andrade DM, Rossignol E, Minassian BA, Michaud JL. High Rate of Recurrent De Novo Mutations in Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies. Am J Hum Genet. 2017 Nov 02; 101(5):664-685. View abstract
  23. Wojcik MH, Carmichael N, Bieber FR, Wiener DC, Madan R, Pober BR, Raby BA. Cover Image, Volume 173A, Number 8, August 2017. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Aug; 173(8):i. View abstract
  24. Wojcik MH, Wierenga KJ, Rodan LH, Sahai I, Ferdinandusse S, Genetti CA, Towne MC, Peake RWA, James PM, Beggs AH, Brownstein CA, Berry GT, Agrawal PB. Beta-Ketothiolase Deficiency Presenting with Metabolic Stroke After a Normal Newborn Screen in Two Individuals. JIMD Rep. 2018; 39:45-54. View abstract
  25. Wojcik MH, Carmichael N, Bieber FR, Wiener DC, Madan R, Pober BR, Raby BA. A new diagnosis of Williams-Beuren syndrome in a 49-year-old man with severe bullous emphysema. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Aug; 173(8):2235-2239. View abstract
  26. Ebrahimi-Fakhari D, Freiman E, Wojcik MH, Krone K, Casey A, Winn AS, Roberts AE, Harper BD. Congenital Chylothorax as the Initial Presentation of PTPN11-Associated Noonan Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2017 06; 185:248-248.e1. View abstract
  27. Farid H, Wojcik MH, Christopher KB. A 19-year-old at 37 weeks gestation with an acute acetylsalicylic acid overdose. NDT Plus. 2011 Dec; 4(6):394-6. View abstract
  28. Wojcik MH, Meenaghan E, Lawson EA, Misra M, Klibanski A, Miller KK. Reduced amylin levels are associated with low bone mineral density in women with anorexia nervosa. Bone. 2010 Mar; 46(3):796-800. View abstract