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Dr Katrina Dipple


Katrina M. Dipple has always been interested in biochemistry and medicine. She has a BS in Biochemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington. During her undergraduate education she became interested in genetics and decided to go to graduate school. Dr Dipple did a combined MD/PhD degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her PhD is in biochemistry and molecular biology. After finishing graduate school, she went to UCLA for Pediatric residency, Medical Genetics residency and fellowship in Biochemical Genetics. Her career has focused on combining basic research and clinical work. While on the faculty at UCLA, her research focused on determining the Genetic basis for rare disorders including inborn errors of metabolism. She recently became Medical Director of Genetic Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. She continues to see patients and do research on genetic basis of rare disorders.