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Melissa Lah, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical and Molecular Genetics
Division of Clinical and Biochemical Genetics

B.S., 2003, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
M.D., 2007, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
2007-2010, Pediatric Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
2010-2012, Medical Genetics Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Lah received her M.D. degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2007 and then completed a pediatric residency in 2010 and a medical genetics residency in 2012.  Dr. Lah is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. She is active on campus and serves as an associate faculty advisor for the Office of Medical Service Learning, faculty advisor for IUPUI/IUSM Best Buddies chapter, board member of the Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Board, and founder and chair of the Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Young Professionals Group.  Dr. Lah also serves as a board member for Best Buddies Indiana and is a founding member of the Indiana Best Buddies Young Professionals Council.  She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Medical Genetics.  She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Her primary interests include clinical genetics and dysmorphology, birth defects and inborn errors of metabolism.  In addition to her clinical activities; Dr. Lah is involved in teaching medical genetics residents and genetic counseling students. 

Publications

Lah M, Niranjan T, Srikanth S, Holloway L, Schwartz CE, Wang T and Weaver DD.   2016.  A Distinct X-linked Syndrome Involving Joint Contractures, Keloids, Large Optic Cup-to-disc Ratio and Renal Stones Results from a Filamin A (FLNA) Mutation.  Am J Med Genet Part A (Accepted 1/8/2016)

Jackson J, Delk P, Farrow E, Griffith C, Lah M, Weaver DD.  2015.  An infant with large fontanelles, aplasia cutis congenita, tessier facial cleft, polydactyly inversus, and toe syndactyly: a previously undescribed syndrome? Am J Med Genet Part A 167A: 683-687.

Lin JB, Kim CY, Lah MD.  Defiant Adolescent Behavior? No, Difficulty in Diagnosis: The Mitochondrial Disease Dilemma.  Poster session presented at: American Medical Women’s Association 99th Annual Meeting; 2014 Mar 14-16; Washington D.C.

Spurr MD, Weaver DD.  Brachytelephalangic Chondrodysplasia Punctata: Novel Causative Mutation and Phenotypic Finding.  Poster session presented at: 32nd annual David W. Smith Workshop on Morphogenesis and Malformations; 2011 Sep 10-13; Lake Arrowhead, CA.

Korstanje R, Desai J, Lazar G, King B, Rollins J, Spurr M, Joseph J, Kadambi S, Li Y, Cherry A, Matteson PG, Paigen B, Millonig JH.  2008.  Quantitative trait loci affecting phenotypic variation in the vacuolated lens mouse mutant, a multigenic mouse model of neural tube defects. Physiol. Genomics 35: 296-304.    

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