Brendan Lanpher, MD Genetic Specialist



Brendan Lanpher, MD, is a biochemical and clinical geneticist, who joined Children's National Health System in 2010. Prior to joining Children's National, he was a faculty member at Vanderbilt University. His specialties include inborn errors of metabolism and dysmorphology. Dr. Lanpher's research interests include small molecule metabolism, particularly the urea cycle.

Dr. Lanpher also focuses on education and training. He created a new fellowship in Genetics and Biochemical Genetics and serves as the primary liaison with the National Institutes of Health for its genetics training program.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 2001
    University of Virginia School of Medicine
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Brendan Lanpher, MD

Ashley's Story

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