David Chitayat
MD, FABMG, FACMG, FCCMG, FRCPC
Professor
Contact information
Mount Sinai Hospital
Ontairo Power Generation Building (Hydro Place Bldg), 700 Univeristy Ave., Rm 3-790
Toronto
Ontario
M5G 1Z5
Phone: 416-586-4523
Fax: 416-586-4723
Research location: Mount Sinai Hospital/Research Institute
Primary Research Area: Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics
Secondary Research Area: Cardiovascular
Research Statement:

Current genetic evaluation of stillbirths is based on clinical grounds (autopsy, examination of tissues) and laboratory testing (karyotype, microarray analysis). For 25-65% of stillbirths the etiology cannot be determined by current standard investigations. Our current research is aimed towards finding single gene disorders assocaited with fetal abnormalities by using whole exome sequencing (WES) and in the future whole exome sequencing.