Milen Velinov, MD, PhD New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY Dr. Velinov obtained his MD degree in 1986 and his PhD degree in 1995 at the Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Genetics at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and training in Pediatrics and Genetics in New York City. He has held faculty positions at the State University of New York and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is now Director of the Genetic Services and the Specialty Clinical Laboratories at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, and an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In his research, he has used genome-wide technologies, including linkage analysis, chromosomal and expression array analysis and whole exome sequencing, to study rare genetic disorders. He is currently studying two rare lysosomal storage disorders referred to as Juvenile Batten disease and Kufs disease. Dr Velinov received the Fellow’s Clinical Research award of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1994. He has also been included in the “Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians” since 2005. He has been a reviewer of a number of professional Journals including “Genetics in Medicine”, “Clinical Genetics”, BMC Medical Genetics”, The European Journal of Medical Genetics” and other.
Biography Updated on 14 April 2011