Michelle Polan, MD

"I am pleased and honored to be a part of the CHKD family. I look forward every day to working with my colleagues to provide the best care and support possible for patients and families."

Dr. Michelle Polan

(757) 668-9723

Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Med Genetics And Genomics

Education

Medical School: Akademia Medyczna

Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey

Residency: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Bio

Dr. Polan was born and raised in Gdynia, Poland, and graduated from Akademia Medyczna in Gdansk.

She had just started practicing as a radiation oncologist when she met her husband, an American citizen, and moved to the U.S. After completing her family and receiving ECFMG certification, Dr. Polan decided to pursue a career in medical genetics and completed a pediatrics residency in Newark, NJ, followed by a clinical medical genetics residency in Columbus, OH and a medical biochemical genetics fellowship in Pittsburgh. 

Clinical Interests
  • Medical genetics
  • Inborn error of metabolism
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Childhood obesity
  • Clinical research
Memberships
  • American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders 
  • American Society of Human Genetics 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • American Medical Association
Publications
Michelle B. Polan, Matthew T. Pastore, Katherine Steingass, Sayaka Hashimoto, Devon Lamb Thrush, Robert Pyatt, Shalini Reshmi, Julie M. Gastier-Foster, Caroline Astbury, Kim L. McBride. Neurodevelopmental disorders among individuals with duplication of 4p13 to 4p12 containing a GABA-A receptor subunit gene cluster. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2014 Jan;22(1):105-9. doi:10.1038/ejhg.2013.99. Epub 2013 May 22.

Presentations: Michelle B. Polan, Dennis W. Bartholomew. A Child with MPS VII (Sly Disease) Symptom Free after Bone Marrow Transplantation. A poster presented at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting on March 19-23, 2013 Phoenix, AR

Michelle B. Polan, Matthew Pastore, Sayaka Hashimoto, Devon Lamb Thrush, Robert Pyatt, Shalini Reshmi, Julie M Gastier-Foster, Caroline Astbury, Kim McBride. Duplication of 4p12 to 4p13 containing GABA receptor cluster in a family with neuropsychological phenotype including autism and bipolar disorder. A poster presented at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting on March 27-31, 2012 Charlotte, NC

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