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Dr. Mark Sheldon Korson

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Chief, Metabolism Service

Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street #231
Boston , Massachusetts 02111
United States

Company Description: Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MD
  • medical degree
    University of Toronto
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Board of Directors | Mitochondrial Disease Action Committee - MitoAction, 6 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. Mark Korson, MD
Dr. Korson received his medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduating in 1982. He completed his pediatric training at The Hospital for Sick Children in 1986; this was followed by a genetics and metabolism fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston (1986-1990). He served as Director of the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Service at Boston Children's Hospital from 1990-2000, and is currently Chief of the Metabolic Service at Boston's Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. He is also associate professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Korson's clinical interests include the management of inherited metabolic disorders (including enzyme replacement and transplantation), the development of teaching methods for training physicians, residents, medical students and community professionals about genetic metabolic diseases, and the development of mechanisms for the long-distance management of patients with these disorders. Dr. Korson has been co-director of the North American Metabolic Academy (NAMA), sponsored by the Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (SIMD), since its inception in 2007, and founder and director of the Metabolic Outreach Service since 2007.
Dr. Flores is board-certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics and works closely with Dr. Mark Korson to support metabolic and mitochondrial patients with GI dysfunction.
Contact, 20 July 2014 [cached]
Dr. Mark Sheldon Korson, PediatricianAuthority on Pediatrics and Genetics
Dr. Korson has 27 years of experience in Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, and Clinical Genetics. He is currently Chief, Metabolism Service Division of Genetics and Metabolism at The Floating Hospital for Children Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. He is also a former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Korson's impressive CV is extensive in both teaching, lecturing and he has an eminent background in pediatric and metabolic research. In addition, he has been awarded the Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon & Co. Educational Award for excellence in clinical teaching, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Young Investigator Award, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease, Excellence in Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Dr. Korson's Educational background includes; residency at University of Toronto, Canada, M.D., University of Toronto, Canada and Postdoctoral training Rotating Internship, St. Joseph's Health Center, Toronto, Canada Residency in Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Fellowship in Genetics, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA with Academic appointments Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Ma, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Advisory Group, 17 May 2014 [cached]
Mark Korson, MD, - biochemical geneticist specializing in genetic metabolic disorders. He directs the Metabolism Service at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. Commencing in June of 2007, he will launch the Metabolism Outreach Service, a new program that represents the largest educational and consultative effort of its kind for metabolic disorders.
Boston Globe Online / West Weekly / Hoping for a rare find, 16 June 2002 [cached]
Sanfilippo syndrome falls into a category of diseases called lysosomal storage disorders, said Dr. Mark Korson, Ben's physician at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts New England Medical Center.
Korson, who specializes in pediatric metabolic diseases, explained that children afflicted with Sanfilippo are missing an enzyme that is needed to break down a complex body sugar.As this sugar molecule accumulates in the cells, tissues, and brain, it causes progressive damage, leading to a loss of language and cognitive skills, the ability to walk, and, ultimately, death.In cases of Sanfilippo syndrome, Korson said, "the brain is the most affected organ."
It is still a relatively unknown disease that often goes undiagnosed until age 5 or 6, said Korson, when children exhibit obvious speech and language problems.
"Doctors are not very well trained about metabolic disorders," he said."It's hard to diagnose what you've never seen or heard about."
A Sanfilippo child might develop normally for a few years, Korson said, but then may develop upper respiratory problems, recurrent ear infections, and delayed speech.It's not until the accumulation of sugar causes symptoms such as hyperactivity, irritability and restlessness, sleep disorders, stiffening joints, and further delayed development that the pieces get put together.
The disease affects about 1 in 25,000 births, according to the National MPS (Mucopolysaccharides) Society.Both parents must be carriers of the gene, something the Siedmans were not aware of when they married 13 years ago.
After Ben was diagnosed, the Siedmans joined forces with parents of a Sanfilippo child in Chicago to raise money for research on the disease.
Dr. Korson, Chief of ..., 14 April 2014 [cached]
Dr. Korson, Chief of Metabolic Services at Tufts Medical Center, was Justina's primary physician who was treating her for Mitochondrial disease.
Without consulting with Dr. Korson or Flores, Dr. Bujoreanu rendered a diagnosis of Somatoform disorder.
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