Dr. Matt Demczko recently completed a six month fellowship with the Clinic for Special Children. Dr. Demczko is a 2008 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College where he majored in biology and religious studies with a specific focus in genetics. Through one of his courses, Intro to Genetics, he became very interested in the genetics of rare disease, eventually helping to teach and recruit fellow students to the class. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his pediatric training through Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children with a third year spent serving as chief resident. It was this experience and training that introduced Dr. Demczko to a collaborative vision between CSC and Nemours to open a pediatric clinic that will focus on treating predominantly Amish children with rare genetic disorders in the Dover, Delaware community. In preparation for opening the new clinic, Dr. Demczko sought a fellowship with CSC in order to integrate himself into a training program that would give him the unique opportunity to care for Amish and Mennonite children living with rare genetic disorders. We are grateful for his contributions to our clinical care and special research projects during his time here and we wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors. Read about Dr. Demczko’s full story and progress updates in our upcoming spring newsletter.