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Walla Al-Hertani, M.D.


Dalhousie University, Halifax, CanadaBS05/1999Combined honours in Biology and Biochemistry
Dalhousie University, Halifax, CanadaMS08/2001Microbiology and Immunology
Dalhousie University , Halifax, Canada MD05/2005Doctor of Medicine
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada06/2010Medical Genetics Residency
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada06/2012Biochemical Genetics Fellowship
Humanitarian Award
PGME Teaching Award
PGME Mentorship Award

Dr. Al-Hertani is the Harvey Levy Chair in Metabolism and the Director of the Metabolism, Lysosomal and Glycogen Storage Disease programs at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Al-Hertani received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, followed by the completion of a Clinical Genetics residency at the University of Ottawa and a Medical Biochemical Genetics fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the University of Toronto. Dr. Al-Hertani practiced as a Medical Biochemical Geneticist and a Clinical Geneticist in Canada for a number of years before relocating to Boston in 2019. Dr. Al-Hertani is the principal investigator at her site for a number of clinical trials and other studies for numerous rare diseases, including Methylmalonic academia, Propionic academia, MPSII, Glycogen Storage Disease 1a, Niemann Pick C and Pompe disease.

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.