Mitochondrial Medicine Program

Travel Advisories

Please allow for extra travel time to your appointments due to traffic congestion caused by multiple construction projects around CHOP and Penn, including the full closure of the Wood Center. Read more about parking at CHOP’s Philadelphia Campus.

If you have an appointment after February 13th please go to Buerger 12th floor for these appointments moving forward. This is our new clinic location.

The Mitochondrial Medicine Program 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.

The Mitochondrial Medicine Program 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.

Mitochondrial Disease: Nora’s Story

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 evaluate both children and adults in our clinic and embrace a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to support your family.

Diagnostic Testing at CHOP

Integrated diagnostic tests developed at CHOP can provide definitive diagnosis, leading to better treatments. New discoveries are happening every day to create additional methods to diagnose mitochondrial disease.

View Our Advanced Tests

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.

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Your Initial Appointment

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

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