Marni Falk, MD

Marni Falk, MD, is an attending physician and director of the Mitochondrial-Genetic Disease Clinic at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical genetics, Metabolic eye disorders
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


    Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics - University Hospitals of Cleveland & Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

    Board Certification

    Clinical Genetics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Director, Mitochondrial-Genetic Disease Clinic

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Falk MJ, Sondheimer N. Mitochondrial genetic diseases.  Curr Opin Pediatr. Epub 2010 Nov 1.  Read the abstract.

    Falk MJ. Neurodevelopmental manifestations of mitochondrial disease. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Sep;31(7):610-21. Read the abstract.

    Falk MJ. Introduction: Emerging research in mitochondrial disease. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2010 Jun;16(2):105. No abstract available.

    Rea SL, Graham BH, Nakamaru-Ogiso E, Kar A, Falk MJ. Bacteria, yeast, worms, and flies: exploiting simple model organisms to investigate human mitochondrial diseases. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2010 Jun;16(2):200-18. Read the abstract.

    Dingley S, Polyak E, Lightfoot R, Ostrovsky J, Rao M, Greco T, Ischiropoulos H, Falk MJ. Mitochondrial respiratory chain dysfunction variably increases oxidant stress in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mitochondrion. 2010 Mar;10(2):125-36. Epub 2009 Nov 10. Read the abstract