There is a crisis in metabolic medicine in the US and abroad. There are simply not enough metabolic clinicians to address the clinical demand of patients with proven and suspected inborn errors of metabolism. In fact, it is estimated that there are only about 100 practicing biochemical geneticists in this country (not including certified lab professionals and researchers). From a clinical perspective, it is believed that about 50% of the metabolic clinics on this continent (large and small) are managed by providers with no formal training in metabolic disease. Add to that the fact that over 1,200 new cases are identified by newborn screening each year, putting pressure on existing clinics in all states of the union.
VMP is proud to offer the Physician Support Service, providing diagnosis and management assistance to clinicians through the use of simple & secure technology. Scheduled and/or immediate access with 24/7 back-up for emergency cases are provided, and customized to the needs of the client or clinical program. This kind of service can benefit genetic or metabolic clinics, neonatal ICUs, newborn screening follow-up programs, and other specialty clinics. Also, this service assists clinical programs during faculty absences and vacations, and during position vacancies.
Consultations can include any combination of the following options, as appropriate for the case and the needs of the treating clinician:
Call VMP Genetics and learn how “telemetabolics” can serve your program’s clinical and workforce needs.
Dr. Mark S. Korson is board certified as a Clinical Biochemical Geneticist and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of children & adults with a wide array of inborn errors of metabolism, specifically mitochondrial & metabolic disorders.
MD - University of Toronto, Toronto Canada
Resident in Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Rotating Internship, St. Joseph's Health Center, Toronto, Canada
Fellow in Genetics and Metabolism, Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1990-1998)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1998-2000)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (2000-2014)
Clinical Biochemical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (active)
Clinical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (1993-2003)
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, (1989-2007)
Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians of Canada
Chief, Metabolism Service, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA (2004-2014)
Director, Inborn Errors of Metabolism Service, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA (1990-2000)
Associate in Medicine (Genetics), Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA (1998-2000)
Co-founder, Co-director, "North American Metabolic Academy" Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
Member, former Board Member, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
Member, Medical Advisory Committee, Past Founding Board Member, MitoAction, Boston, MA
Member, Medical Advisory Board, Fatty Acid Oxidation Support Group
Member, Medical Advisory Board, Organic Acidemia Association
Board Member, Mitochondrial Medicine Society
Board Member, Rare New England
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
Mitochondrial Medicine Society
Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon & Co. Educational Award for excellence in clinical teaching, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (1986)
Young Investigator Award, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders(1988)
Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (2003)
Outstanding Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer, Boston, MA (2011-2012)
Outstanding Tufts University School of Medicine Lecturer, Boston, MA (2012-2013)
Dr Korson has lectured or taught healthcare colleagues at numerous institutions around the country and world. Please contact us for a complete list.
Dr Korson has lectured to patients and to healthcare colleagues and students at numerous conferences, grand rounds, or meetings around the country and world. Please contact us for a complete list.
Dr Korson has authored numerous clinical and research articles on an array of inborn errors of metabolism and the power of education, and has a long term interest in the clinical aspects of metabolic disorders, long distance medicine, and medical education. Please contact us for a complete list.