Andrea Gropman, MD, FAAP, FACMG, FANA, is Division Chief, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Neurogenetics at the Children’s National Medical Center and Professor (tenured) of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Genomics and Personalized Medicine at the George Washington University of the Health Sciences.
She received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, and her Medical education from the University of Massachusetts, both in the Boston area in the USA. She subsequently trained in pediatrics (Johns Hopkins Hospital), Neurology/Child neurology (George Washington University and the Children’s National Hospital), and clinical and biochemical genetics (National Institutes of Health).
She is board certified in neurology/child neurology, clinical and biochemical genetics, and developmental disabilities. She is the division chief of Neurogenetics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Children’s National Medical Center and a tenured professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is the principal investigator of the Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium, the Director of the clinical translational core of the DC-IDDRC, and site PI for the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium.
Her research interest focuses on establishing biomarkers of neurological injury in patients with inborn errors of metabolism using specialized neuroimaging modalities. She hopes to use these biomarkers to better characterize and understand the underpinnings of neurological injury in these conditions and also to follow neurotherapeutics.