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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Sacharow has been part of research studies with a focus on autism, genomic disorders, inborn errors of metabolism and other rare diseases including X-linked spinal muscular atrophy. She is also interested in Jewish Genetic diseases, preconception screening, Genetics education, and the application of whole exome and whole genome sequencing. Dr. Sacharow is currently involved in clinical trials for Phenylketonuria (PKU) and Niemann Pick C disease.

Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Sacharow attended Vanderbilt University and then the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed residencies in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at Jackson Memorial Hospital, prior to joining the faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMSM) in the Division of Clinical and Translational Genetics in 2007. Dr. Sacharow is board-certified in Medical Genetics, Medical Biochemical Genetics and Pediatrics. While at UMSM, she served as Program Director for the ABMG training programs in Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics, and was course director and professor for the Masters in Genomic Medicine and co-taught the UMSM Genetics course. She was also medical director for the Cleft Lip and Palate clinic, and director for the Southeast Florida Newborn Screening Program for Metabolic disease. Dr. Sacharow has participated in multispecialty clinics for craniofacial disorders, muscular dystrophy, vascular anomalies, and inborn errors of metabolism.

Dr. Sacharow was recruited to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2015, and is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. She is co-Director of the Boston Children's Lysosomal Storage Disorder (BoLD) Program. Dr. Sacharow is Faculty Advisor for the Genetics Student Interest Group at Harvard Medical School. As an experienced dysmorphologist and medical biochemical geneticist, she sees patients with disabilities, congenital anomalies, genetic syndromes, and metabolic disease to provide expertise for diagnosis, genetic counseling and longitudinal management. She enjoys working with children with special needs and their families.

Researcher | Publications