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profileBrian Gary Skotko, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Gray Jackson 1402
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/726-2000
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1997 - 2001Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship
1999Lord Rothermere Scholarship
2001All American Academic First Team
2001Faculty Scholar
2002National Media Award
2003Diversity Ambassador Award
2003National Book Award
2004 - 2005Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
2004Knowles Fellow
2004Margaret Schneider Austin Scholarship
2005Down Syndrome Community Service Award
2006National Down Syndrome Congress President's Award
2006Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative Award
2008Christian Pueschel Memorial Research Award
2008Dean's Community Service Award
2010 - 2014Pediatric Loan Repayment Award
2012Good Catch Award
2015William K. Bowes Jr. Award in Medical Genetics

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I have dedicated my professional energies toward children with cognitive and developmental disabilities. My interests have resulted in research in top-tier medical journals, national and international speaking engagements, and frequent media appearances.

My most important contributions have been made studying how physicians deliver a prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. My publications in the multi-disciplinary journals, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, have received national and international media attention, resulting in frequent opportunities to speak at grand rounds presentations around the globe.

My second most important contribution has been in outreach to families who have children with Down syndrome. My two nationally-award winning books were published for the primary audience of mothers, father, brothers, sisters, and other family members. My ongoing research on family attitudes also intends to further clinical understanding of the dynamics of the family life. I further volunteer for several non-profit organizations, including the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.

My third area of contribution is in the field of memory and aging. My work with the legendary amnesic patient, H.M., has resulted in publications in top-tier neuroscience journals and received the attention of scientists around the country.


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AD-1507-31567     (Brian Skotko)Aug 1, 2016
PCORI
Virtual Evidence-based Healthcare for Underserved Patients with Down Syndrome
Role Description: Through a randomized-control national trial, we will be creating and testing a direct-topublic, always-available, online service yielding comprehensive yet personalized recommendations for patients with Down syndrome who don’t have access to specialty care.
Role: Principal Investigator

F32HD068101     (SKOTKO, BRIAN GARY)Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2013
NIH/NICHD
Predicting Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Jayaratne YSN, Elsharkawi I, Macklin EA, Voelz L, Weintraub G, Rosen D, Skotko BG. The facial morphology in Down syndrome: A 3D comparison of patients with and without obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Aug 17. PMID: 28815893.
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  2. de Graaf G, Buckley F, Dever J, Skotko BG. Estimation of live birth and population prevalence of Down syndrome in nine U.S. states. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Aug 16. PMID: 28816027.
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  3. Allyse M, Aypar U, Bonhomme N, Darilek S, Dougherty M, Farrell R, Grody W, Highsmith WE, Michie M, Nunes M, Otto L, Pabst R, Palomaki G, Runke C, Sharp RR, Skotko B, Stoll K, Wick M. Offering Prenatal Screening in the Age of Genomic Medicine: A Practical Guide. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Jul; 26(7):755-761. PMID: 28388340.
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  4. Lavigne J, Sharr C, Elsharkawi I, Ozonoff A, Baumer N, Brasington C, Cannon S, Crissman B, Davidson E, Florez JC, Kishnani P, Lombardo A, Lyerly J, McDonough ME, Schwartz A, Berrier K, Sparks S, Stock-Guild K, Toler TL, Vellody K, Voelz L, Skotko BG. Thyroid dysfunction in patients with Down syndrome: Results from a multi-institutional registry study. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun; 173(6):1539-1545. PMID: 28332275.
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  5. Elsharkawi I, Gozal D, Macklin EA, Voelz L, Weintraub G, Skotko BG. Urinary biomarkers and obstructive sleep apnea in patients with Down syndrome. Sleep Med. 2017 Jun; 34:84-89. PMID: 28522103.
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  6. Skotko BG, Levine SP, Goldstein R. Corrigendum to "Having a son or daughter with Down syndrome: Perspectives from mothers and fathers. Am J Med Genet Part A 155:2335-2347." Am J Med Genet A. 2017 May; 173(5):1453. PMID: 28421701.
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  7. Skotko BG, Macklin EA, Muselli M, Voelz L, McDonough ME, Davidson E, Allareddy V, Jayaratne YS, Bruun R, Ching N, Weintraub G, Gozal D, Rosen D. A predictive model for obstructive sleep apnea and Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Apr; 173(4):889-896. PMID: 28124477.
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  8. Kageleiry A, Samuelson D, Duh MS, Lefebvre P, Campbell J, Skotko BG. Out-of-pocket medical costs and third-party healthcare costs for children with Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Mar; 173(3):627-637. PMID: 27966292.
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  9. Allareddy V, Ching N, Macklin EA, Voelz L, Weintraub G, Davidson E, Prock LA, Rosen D, Brunn R, Skotko BG. Craniofacial features as assessed by lateral cephalometric measurements in children with Down syndrome. Prog Orthod. 2016 Dec; 17(1):35. PMID: 27722998.
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  10. Sharr C, Lavigne J, Elsharkawi IM, Ozonoff A, Baumer N, Brasington C, Cannon S, Crissman B, Davidson E, Florez JC, Kishnani P, Lombardo A, Lyerly J, McDonough ME, Schwartz A, Berrier KL, Sparks S, Stock-Guild K, Toler TL, Vellody K, Voelz L, Skotko BG. Detecting celiac disease in patients with Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Dec; 170(12):3098-3105. PMID: 27605215.
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  11. de Graaf G, Buckley F, Skotko BG. Estimation of the number of people with Down syndrome in the United States. Genet Med. 2017 Apr; 19(4):439-447. PMID: 27608174.
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  12. Gregg AR, Skotko BG, Benkendorf JL, Monaghan KG, Bajaj K, Best RG, Klugman S, Watson MS. Noninvasive prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy, 2016 update: a position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Genet Med. 2016 Oct; 18(10):1056-65. PMID: 27467454.
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  13. Jacobs J, Schwartz A, McDougle CJ, Skotko BG. Rapid clinical deterioration in an individual with Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Jul; 170(7):1899-902. PMID: 27149638.
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  14. Diercks GR, Keamy D, Kinane TB, Skotko B, Schwartz A, Grealish E, Dobrowski J, Soose R, Hartnick CJ. Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implantation in an Adolescent With Down Syndrome and Sleep Apnea. Pediatrics. 2016 May; 137(5). PMID: 27244805.
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  15. de Graaf G, Buckley F, Skotko BG. Live births, natural losses, and elective terminations with Down syndrome in Massachusetts. Genet Med. 2016 May; 18(5):459-66. PMID: 27126496.
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  16. Skotko BG, Levine SP, Macklin EA, Goldstein RD. Family perspectives about Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Apr; 170A(4):930-41. PMID: 26692378.
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  17. Lavigne J, Sharr C, Ozonoff A, Prock LA, Baumer N, Brasington C, Cannon S, Crissman B, Davidson E, Florez JC, Kishnani P, Lombardo A, Lyerly J, McCannon JB, McDonough ME, Schwartz A, Berrier KL, Sparks S, Stock-Guild K, Toler TL, Vellody K, Voelz L, Skotko BG. National down syndrome patient database: Insights from the development of a multi-center registry study. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Nov; 167A(11):2520-6. PMID: 26249752.
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  18. Grieco J, Pulsifer M, Seligsohn K, Skotko B, Schwartz A. Down syndrome: Cognitive and behavioral functioning across the lifespan. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2015 Jun; 169(2):135-49. PMID: 25989505.
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  19. de Graaf G, Buckley F, Skotko BG. Estimates of the live births, natural losses, and elective terminations with Down syndrome in the United States. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Apr; 167A(4):756-67. PMID: 25822844.
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  20. Skotko B, Halder C. [Living with Down syndrome - what does that mean?]. Kinderkrankenschwester. 2014 Aug; 33(8):306-11. PMID: 25199262.
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  21. Gregg AR, Gross SJ, Best RG, Monaghan KG, Bajaj K, Skotko BG, Thompson BH, Watson MS. ACMG statement on noninvasive prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy. Genet Med. 2013 May; 15(5):395-8. PMID: 23558255.
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  22. Skotko BG, Davidson EJ, Weintraub GS. Contributions of a specialty clinic for children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Mar; 161A(3):430-7. PMID: 23401090.
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  23. Leach MW, Skotko BG. Resources available for informed prenatal decisions. Genet Med. 2012 Mar; 14(3):348-9. PMID: 22391781.
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  24. Skotko BG, Levine SP, Goldstein R. Having a son or daughter with Down syndrome: perspectives from mothers and fathers. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Oct; 155A(10):2335-47. PMID: 21915989; PMCID: PMC3353148.
  25. Skotko BG, Levine SP, Goldstein R. Having a brother or sister with Down syndrome: perspectives from siblings. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Oct; 155A(10):2348-59. PMID: 21910244; PMCID: PMC3348944.
  26. Skotko BG, Levine SP, Goldstein R. Self-perceptions from people with Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Oct; 155A(10):2360-9. PMID: 21910246; PMCID: PMC3740159.
  27. Rosen D, Lombardo A, Skotko B, Davidson EJ. Parental perceptions of sleep disturbances and sleep-disordered breathing in children with Down syndrome. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Feb; 50(2):121-5. PMID: 21098528; PMCID: PMC3348945.
  28. Skotko BG, Kishnani PS, Capone GT. Prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: how best to deliver the news. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov; 149A(11):2361-7. PMID: 19787699.
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  29. Skotko BG, Capone GT, Kishnani PS. Postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: synthesis of the evidence on how best to deliver the news. Pediatrics. 2009 Oct; 124(4):e751-8. PMID: 19786436.
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  30. Skotko BG. With new prenatal testing, will babies with Down syndrome slowly disappear? Arch Dis Child. 2009 Nov; 94(11):823-6. PMID: 19531527.
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  31. Brian Skotko. "Driving Forward.". Thicker than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities. Ed. Don Meyer. 2009; 234.
  32. Brian G. Skotko & Susan P. Levine. Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters. 2009; 191.
  33. Skotko BG, Kishnani PS, Capone GT, Down Syndrome Diagnosis Study Group. Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome: How Best to Deliver the News. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2009; 149A:2361-2367.
  34. Skotko BG, Rubin DC, Tupler LA. H.M.'s personal crossword puzzles: understanding memory and language. Memory. 2008 Feb; 16(2):89-96. PMID: 18286414; PMCID: PMC3045671.
  35. Skotko BG. First- and second-trimester evaluation of risk for Down syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Dec; 110(6):1426; author reply 1426-7. PMID: 18055745.
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  36. Skotko BG. A surprising postnatal diagnosis. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov; 108(5):1297; author reply 1297. PMID: 17077259.
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  37. Skotko BG, Levine SP. What the other children are thinking: brothers and sisters of persons with Down syndrome. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2006 Aug 15; 142C(3):180-6. PMID: 16823778.
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  38. Skotko B. Comparing three screening strategies for combining first- and second-trimester Down syndrome markers. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 May; 107(5):1170. PMID: 16648429.
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  39. Skotko B. Words matter: the importance of nondirective language in first-trimester assessments for Down syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Aug; 195(2):625-6; author reply 626-7. PMID: 16890565.
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  40. Skotko B, Bedia RC. Postnatal support for mothers of children with Down syndrome. Ment Retard. 2005 Jun; 43(3):196-212. PMID: 15882082.
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  41. Skotko BG. Prenatally diagnosed Down syndrome: mothers who continued their pregnancies evaluate their health care providers. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Mar; 192(3):670-7. PMID: 15746657.
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  42. Skotko B. Mothers of children with Down syndrome reflect on their postnatal support. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan; 115(1):64-77. PMID: 15629983.
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  43. Skotko B, Andrews A, Einstein G. Language and the medial temporal lobe: Evidence from H.M.'s spontaneous discourse. Journal of Memory and Language. 2005; 53:397-415.
  44. Skotko B. Continuing a pregnancy after receiving a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in Spain. Progresos en Diagnostico y Tratamiento Prenatal. 2005; 17:189-92.
  45. Skotko B. Communicating the postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome: An international call for change. Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2005; 31:237-243.
  46. Skotko BG, Kensinger EA, Locascio JJ, Einstein G, Rubin DC, Tupler LA, Krendl A, Corkin S. Puzzling thoughts for H. M.: can new semantic information be anchored to old semantic memories? Neuropsychology. 2004 Oct; 18(4):756-69. PMID: 15506844.
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  47. Skotko B, Canal R. Apoyo postnatal para madres de ninos con sindrome de Down. Revista Sindrome de Down. 2004; 21:54-71.
  48. Skotko B, Koppenhaver D, Erickson K. Parent reading behaviors and communciation outcomes in girls with Rett syndrome. Exceptional Children. 2004; 70(2):145-66.
  49. Koppenhaver DA, Erickson KA, Harris B, McLellan J, Skotko BG, Newton RA. Storybook-based communication intervention for girls with Rett syndrome and their mothers. Disabil Rehabil. 2001 Feb 15-Mar 10; 23(3-4):149-59. PMID: 11247010.
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  50. Koppenhaver D, Erickson K, Skotko B. Supporting communciation of girls with Rett syndrome and their mothers in storybook reading. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education. 2001; 48:395-410.
  51. Skotko, B., & Kidder, C. Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome. 2001.
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