Jeannie Visootsak, M.D. is a Developmental Pediatrician at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her MD from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her Pediatric training and then a fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, UCLA School of Medicine.
During her fellowship, she also worked at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center. Her projects involved the delineation of behavioral phenotypes with a variety of genetic syndromes. One of the projects involved the behavioral characteristics of males with Klinefelter syndrome variants (48,XXYY; 48,XXXY; 49,XXXXY).
Dr. Visootsak's research on Klinefelter Syndrome variants has been presented at numerous academic meetings, including the Pediatric Academic Society, the Society for the Study of Behavioral Phenotype, and the Western Society for Pediatric Research. She is the lead author of an article published in Clinical Pediatrics in 2001, "Klinefelter Syndrome and Its Variants: An Update and Review for the Primary Pediatrician". She completed her fellowship in June 2003 and she has tremendous interest in international health and has volunteered in Peru, Ecuador, India, Egypt, Haiti, Cuba, Tanzania.
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