Anna Petryk attended the medical school in Wroclaw, Poland, and Dundee, U.K. She received her M.D. degree from the Medical University in Wroclaw, Poland, in 1991. She did medical clerkships at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Miami Children's Hospital and Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University. She works now as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology. She provides clinical care in general pediatric endocrinology, with special interest in growth and endocrine late effects in long-term survivors of childhood cancer and/or bone marrow transplantation. She is also involved in clinical studies that address growth and puberty in international adoptees and endocrine function in children with Fanconi anemia. She was a recipient of the Child Health Research Center Scholar Award and the Clinical Scientist Award. Her research interests focus on mammalian development, the molecular mechanisms underlying tissue differentiation and organogenesis, and the role of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and BMP-binding proteins in craniofacial development and bone homeostasis.
Biography Updated on 15 November 2010