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Melissa P Wasserstein, MD


    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
    • Specialties
    • Pediatrics
    • Clinical Biochemical Genetics
    • Clinical Genetics - MD
    • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Phone
    • Atran Berg Laboratory Building 212-241-6947
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1428 Madison Avenue 1st Floor, Room AB1-12
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-241-6947


Clinical Interests: Medical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Newborn Screening, Urea Cycle Disorders, Hyperammonemia, Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects, Organic Acidemias, Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Dr. Wasserstein is the Director of the Program for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (PIMD) at Mount Sinai Medical Center. This program is one of the largest metabolic disease treatment programs in the country, treating several hundred patients who are diagnosed with rare inborn errors of metabolism. The PIMD is a New York State Newborn Screening designated referral center for infants with inherited metabolic diseases, and is also the leading referral center in the region for the evaluation of patients with suspected inborn errors of metabolism. Disorders that are treated at the PIMD include:

    * Phenylketonuria (PKU)
    * Maple Syrup Urine Disease
    * Homocystinuria
    * Urea Cycle Defects
    * Galactosemia
    * Organic Acidemias
    * Fatty Acid Oxidation Defects
    * Glycogen Storage Diseases
    * Mitochondrial Diseases
    * Tyrosinemia
    * Disorders of cobalamin metabolism
    * Biotinidase deficiency

Dr. Wasserstein is part of Mount Sinai's International Center for Types A and B Niemann-Pick disease. She is also a clinical researcher, focusing on evaluating the safety and effectiveness of novel treatments for patients with inborn errors of metabolism.

In the News:
Dr. Wasserstein discusses testing babies for metabolic disorders in the The Daily News feature, The Daily Check Up.

Clinical Focus


MD, New York University
BS, Cornell University

Residency, Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship, Human Genetics
Mount Sinai Hospital


English, Spanish


Clinical Biochemical Genetics
American Board of Pediatrics