Patroula Smpokou, MD Genetic Specialist

Bio

Biography

Patroula Smpokou, MD, is board certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics at Children's National Health System. Dr. Smpokou completed her training in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and her training in clinical genetics at Harvard Medical School. Her interest is in disorders of the Ras/MAPK pathway (Rasopathies) including Neurofibromatosis type 1, Noonan syndrome, and related disorders. She is involved in the Multidisciplinary Neurofibromatosis Clinic at Children’s National and runs the Noonan-Spectrum Disorders clinic in the Division of Genetics and Metabolism.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Clinical Genetics, 2012
    Harvard Medical School
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2009
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2007
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
  • MD, 2006
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • BS, 2002
    University of South Florida
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Ashley's Story

"We love going to Children's National. The first visit was very hard since we found out about the diagnosis, but after that we have only had good visits. My daughter loves going there."

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