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Stephanie Sacharow

M.D.

Director, Harvey Levy Program for Phenylketonuria and Related Conditions

Director, PAL (Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase) Clinic

Attending Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Stephanie Sacharow is a medical geneticist experienced in the management of patients with a variety of genetic conditions and metabolic disease. She studied Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University prior to attending the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and later joining their faculty. Dr. Sacharow is board certified in Pediatrics, Medical Genetics and Medical Biochemical Genetics, and has been practicing over 15 years. She was involved with the implementation and execution of expanded newborn screening for metabolic disease for the South Florida region, and was director of the Cleft Lip and Palate team. Dr. Sacharow was also program director for the genetics training programs, and taught medical school and master’s level courses.  Dr. Sacharow was recruited to Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2015.

Dr. Sacharow is the director of the Dr. Harvey Levy Program for Phenylketonuria and Related Conditions, and the medical director of the PAL clinic at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Sacharow is team member and provider for the BoLD Lysosomal Storage Disease Program. She has been involved in research studies with a focus on autism, genomic imbalances, inborn errors of metabolism and novel genes for rare disorders. Dr. Sacharow is currently principal investigator and co-investigator in multiple clinical trials for Phenylketonuria and Homocystinuria. She has expertise in the management of patients with pegvaliase (Palynziq), having been an investigator in the clinic trials leading the PAL clinic at Boston Children's Hospital, and co-author of the management guidelines for pegvaliase. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences to educate and share the BCH PAL program's experiences and practice improvements.

Stephanie Sacharow

M.D.

Director, Harvey Levy Program for Phenylketonuria and Related Conditions

Director, PAL (Phenylalanine Ammonia Lyase) Clinic

Attending Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Stephanie Sacharow is a medical geneticist experienced in the management of patients with a variety of genetic conditions and metabolic disease. She studied Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University prior to attending the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and later joining their faculty. Dr. Sacharow is board certified in Pediatrics, Medical Genetics and Medical Biochemical Genetics, and has been practicing over 15 years. She was involved with the implementation and execution of expanded newborn screening for metabolic disease for the South Florida region, and was director of the Cleft Lip and Palate team. Dr. Sacharow was also program director for the genetics training programs, and taught medical school and master’s level courses.  Dr. Sacharow was recruited to Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2015.

Dr. Sacharow is the director of the Dr. Harvey Levy Program for Phenylketonuria and Related Conditions, and the medical director of the PAL clinic at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Sacharow is team member and provider for the BoLD Lysosomal Storage Disease Program. She has been involved in research studies with a focus on autism, genomic imbalances, inborn errors of metabolism and novel genes for rare disorders. Dr. Sacharow is currently principal investigator and co-investigator in multiple clinical trials for Phenylketonuria and Homocystinuria. She has expertise in the management of patients with pegvaliase (Palynziq), having been an investigator in the clinic trials leading the PAL clinic at Boston Children's Hospital, and co-author of the management guidelines for pegvaliase. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences to educate and share the BCH PAL program's experiences and practice improvements.

Recent Publications

Management of early treated adolescents and young adults with phenylketonuria: Development of international consensus recommendations using a modified Delphi approach

Published On 2022 Aug 26

Journal article

CONCLUSIONS: A multidisciplinary international group of experts used a modified Delphi approach to develop a set of consensus recommendations with the aim of providing guidance and offering tools to clinics to aid with supporting adolescents and young adults with PKU.