Mitochondrial Medicine

Mitochondrial Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is emerging as the premiere center in the world for multidisciplinary clinical care, advanced diagnostics and therapies, and individualized basic, translational, and clinical research programs dedicated to improving the health of patients of all ages living with mitochondrial disease. The program is part of the Division of Human Genetics.

Mitochondrial Medicine is designated a Frontier Program by CHOP. Frontier Programs are unique, cutting-edge programs that will forge important new discoveries, deliver novel therapies, and help even more children and adults thrive.

Facts about Mitochondria

Why Choose Us?

You will have access to the nation’s top pediatric specialists across the many clinical areas that may be part of your or your child’s care. We embrace a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to support your family.

Conditions We Treat

Our Team

Our dedicated team members are focused on determining the best course of treatment for each patient while working in collaboration with your primary care physician, neurologist, and other specialists.

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Why Choose Us

Mitochondrial Medicine has the nation’s top pediatric specialists and researchers advancing understanding of mitochondrial disease.

Your Initial Appointment

Learn more about scheduling an appointment and what to expect during your first visit with Mitochondrial Medicine.


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