Dina Zand, MD Genetic Specialist



Dina Zand, MD, is a highly regarded dysmorphologist and a member of the Smith Society, a distinction in the field. Her specialties include dysmorphology and brain development. Dr. Zand also works with a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists through Children's National's craniofacial program and skeletal dysplasia program.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, 2003
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency Program, 1998
    St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • MD, 1995
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • BA, 1989
    Northwestern University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Dina Zand

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Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

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Myles's Story

"We will always be grateful for Children's National and for all the miracle workers they provide."

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Brynleigh's Story

Two and a half years ago, Adamstown, MD residents Lauren and Sean Shillinger gave birth to a beautiful little girl named Brynleigh. Brynleigh was their first child, and Lauren experienced a full-term pregnancy and a normal delivery. But when Brynleigh was just 9 1/2 months old, Lauren and Sean started to notice something unusual in Brynleigh’s behavior.

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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."



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Autosomal dominant inheritance of infantile myofibromatosis

(2004) American Journal of Medical Genetics

Crane Heise syndrome a second familial case report with elaboration of phenotype

(2003) American Journal of Medical Genetics

Cytogenetic and Molecular Diagnoses of Hypotonia in the Newborn

(2004) NeoReviews

Dominant negative retinoid X receptor Beta inhibits retinoic acidresponsive gene regulation in embryonal carcinoma cells

(1994) Molecular and Cellular Biology

Hemininduced transcriptional activation of the HSP70 gene during erythroid maturation in K562 cells is due to a heat shock factor mediated stress response

(1989) Molecular and Cellular Biology

High expression of the HNK1L2 carbohydrate epitope in the major glycoproteins in shark myelin

(1991) Journal of Neurochemistry

Immunoreactivity of PMP22 PO and other 19 to 28 kDa glycoproteins in peripheral nerve myelin of mammals and fish with NHK1 and related antibodies

(1993) Journal of Neuroscience Research

In vivo pyruvate detected by MR spectroscopy in neonatal pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency

(2003) American Journal of Neuroradiology

Retinoic acid mediated downregulation of Oct coincides with the loss of promoter occupancy in vivo

(1996) EMBO Journal

T cell activation and increases in protein kinase C enhance retinoic acidinduced gene transcription

(1994) Molecular Endocrinology

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