Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee

The NORD Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee is comprised of physician/researchers who share their experience and expertise on behalf of patients and families affected by rare diseases.

Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD, Chair

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles / USC Keck School of Medicine

Olaf Bodamer, MD, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Gerald Cox, MD, PhD

Gerald Cox Rare Care Consulting, LLC

Ada Hamosh, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins University

Martin Ho, MS, PhD


Priya S. Kishnani, MD

Duke University Medical Center

Brendan Lee, MD, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine