Klaas J. Wierenga, M.D.

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Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

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Klaas Wierenga, M.D., is a senior associate consultant in the Department of Clinical Genomics at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. His main interests and expertise include NeuroGenetics and Metabolic Genetics. He specializes in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders in adults and children with a specific focus on rare Mendelian disorders using modern genetic diagnostic tools.

Dr. Wierenga has a M.Sc. in Biology and a M.D. from Groningen State University, the Netherlands, and received a Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. He completed his residency in Medical Genetics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, and is double boarded, certified in Medical Genetics and Medical Biomechanical Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

Dr. Wierenga has designed clinical homozygosity mapping software, which leads to faster and more effective interpretations when diagnosing rare genetic disorders. In addition to being highly involved with clinical trials, Dr. Wierenga was the McLaughlin Family Endowed Chair in Genetics for the Children's Hospital Foundation at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC).

He aims to assist patients in reaching a genetic diagnosis and to empower them to make fully informed decisions to best meet their individual needs. Dr. Wierenga values the Mayo Clinic model of treating patients with a team-based, collaborative approach. Dr. Wierenga is married, with 2 adult children. In his free time, he enjoys running and cycling, and spending time with his family.

  1. Genetic disorders
  2. Metabolic disorders
  1. 2006
    Residency - Medical GeneticsUniversity of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
  2. 2003
    Residency - Pediatrics/Child HealthUniversity of the West Indies
  3. 1993
    Residency - Pediatrics/Child HealthUniversity of the West Indies
  4. 1991
    MDGroningen State University
  5. 1988
    MS - MedicineGroningen State University
  6. 1984
    MSc - BiologyGroningen State University

Certificaciones

  1. 2018
    Clinical Genetics and Genomics-GeneralAmerican Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  2. 2011
    Medical Biochemical GeneticsAmerican Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 2016
    Endowed ChairMcLaughlin Family Endowed Chair in Genetics, Children's Hospital Foundation
  2. 2014
    Mentor Award, Pediatric Research Day, University of Oklahoma Health Science CenterUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  3. 2009
    Best Doctors (Received)Best Doctors of America
  4. 2007
    Travel GrantSociety for Inherited Metabolic Disorders

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2017
    Committee MemberSociety for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
  2. 2015 - 2018
    MemberNational Coordinating Center, Evaluation Workgroup, HRSA
  3. 2015 - 2018
    MemberNational Coordinating Center, Healthcare Access and Finance Workgroup, HRSA
  4. 2012 - 2014
    DeveloperPediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  5. 2011 - 2018
    Co-DirectorMetabolic Bone Clinic, University of Oklahoma Medical Center
  6. 2010 - 2018
    Co-Founder and Co-DirectorNeuroGenetics Clinic, University of Oklahoma Medical Center
  7. 2010 - 2018
    Co-DirectorHeartland Genetic Services Collaborative
  8. 2010 - 2018
    Course DirectorMolecular and Cellular Systems Course, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  9. 2010 - 2018
    MemberMedicine Curriculum Committee, University of Oklahoma
  10. 2009 - 2018
    Physician LeaderClinical and Biochemical Genetics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  11. 2009 - 2018
    Director/Medical DirectorSpecialty Clinic, 5th Floor OU Chidren's Physicians Building, University of Oklahoma Medical Center
  12. 2006 - 2009
    DirectorGenetics Specialty Clinic, Children's Medical Service
  13. 2005 - present
    MemberSociety for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
  14. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Medical Genetics
  15. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Human Genetics
  16. 1999 - present
    MemberRoyal Dutch Society of Medicine

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