Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Genetics)
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Reproductive Genetics)
Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Marion’s clinical and research interests include the natural history and genetic basis of multiple malformation syndromes, and recently, the genetic basis of autism spectrum disorders. At Blythedale, he has served as Medical Director of the Einstein/ Montefiore Spina Bifida Clinic for 22 years, and is the founder of Montefiore’s Williams Syndrome Center, and of the Montefiore/Einstein Centers for Cardiogenetics, Neurofibromatosis and Autism. He has published extensively in the medical literature in these areas, and, in addition, is the author of seven books including The Intern Blues, The Boy Who Felt No Pain (winner of a Christopher Award), Learning to Play God and Genetics Round: A Doctor’s Life in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine, which was published by Kaplan in October 2009.
His work in the field has been widely recognized, most recently by Einstein’s National Women’s Division, who presented him with their Spirit of Achievement Award, and by the UJA/Federation of New York and the Butler Foundation, who presented him with the Zella Bronfman Butler Change Agent Award.
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American Medical News interviews Robert Marion, M.D., about prenatal whole genome sequencing, which can identify an unborn child’s risk of developing chronic diseases. Because this new test will provide detailed information on mutations of 20,000 to 25,000 genes, some of which will not be significant, Dr. Marion stresses the importance of preparing healthcare professionals to counsel expectant parents about the results. Dr. Marion is director of Einstein’s Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center and chief of developmental medicine at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center.
ABCNews.com interviews Dr. Robert Marion about surprising new research that finds drinking alcohol in moderation during pregnancy is safe.