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Louisa Kalsner, MD

Division Head, Genetics

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Pediatric Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Child Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Clinical Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Genetics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Louisa Kalsner, MD, is a Pediatric Neurologist, Geneticist, and Division Head of Genetics at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Kalsner’s areas of interest include metabolic and genetic disorders, mitochondrial diseases, and epilepsy.

    Selected Publications

    • Kalsner, L, Amplification of region on 14q including PSEN1 in a child with mental retardation and epilepsy. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at American College of Medical Genetics meeting, March 2010.

    • Brooks BP, Kleta R, Stuart C, Tuchman M, Jeong A, Stergiopoulos SG, Bei T, Bjornson B, Russell L, Chanoine JP, Tsagarakis S, Kalsner L, Stratakis C; Genotypic heterogeneity and clinical phenotype in triple A syndrome: a review of the NIH experience 2000-20005. Clinc Genet. 2005; 68(3):215-21.

    • Kalsner L, Rohr R, Strauss K, Korson M, Levy H; Tyrosine supplementation in Pheylketonuria: Effects on the blood tyrosine level and presumed brain influx. Journal of Pediatrics 2001; 139:421-427.

    • Perez-Atayde AR, Fox V, Teitelbaum JE, Anthony DA, Fadic R, Kalsner L, Rivkin M, Johns DR, Cox GF; Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy: diagnosis by rectal biopsy. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 1998; 22 (9): 1141-1147.

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