Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi

Clinical Genetics
PALO ALTO, CA
16 years experience female

Locations

Division of Neonatology and Developmental Biology

PALO ALTO, CA

Address

750 Welch Rd, Suite 315, PALO ALTO, CA
Directions

Sequoia Hospital, Dignity Health

Redwood City, CA

Medical Genetics Clinic, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Stanford, CA

About

Bio

I’m a Pediatrician, Neonatal Hospitalist, Clinical Geneticist and Medical Biochemical Geneticist. I work at Stanford Children's and love my job. Yet not everything is covered during clinic visit or hospital stay at a depth a family needs. It can be due to lack of time or family not remembering or being afraid to ask. Genetic diseases can be passed to future children which adds to the worry. My interest is newborn & neonatal care and children’s genetic diseases & syndromes that often present at birth or during childhood though some may present in adulthood. I love to teach & educate. In addition to HealthTap you can follow me at my blog, Facebook Dr. AnnaKaisa or Twitter @DrAnnaKaisa where I post and write thoughts and news on Children's Health, Human Rights and life.

Specialties
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Clinical Genetics

Genetics Counseling

Neonatology

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Finnish, Swedish

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
16 years experience Clinical Genetics
Most are rare: Mitochondrial complex iii deficiency means defect in the third "complex" (structural unit) of the mitochondrial respiratory chain (chain of protein un ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
16 years experience Clinical Genetics
No cure yet: There is no curative treatment yet available for mitochondrial disorders. However, a lot of research is being done in this area. In the meantime, the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
16 years experience Clinical Genetics
Mitochondrial defect: Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy is a form of encephalomyopathy that is caused by dysfunctional mitochondrial. "encephalo-" refers to disease of brain. ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Niemi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Niemi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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This saved my life. Thank You!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oulu Medical Faculty, Finland
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oulu Medical Faculty, Finland
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

LUCILE SALTER PACKARD CHILDREN'S HSP AT STANFORD
Completed 2009

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
Completed 2011

Awards

Genzyme/ACMGF(American College of Medical Genetics Foundation) Clinical Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics Award (fellowship period 7/1/11-6/30/12). Given to one individual in North-America that year.
United Mitochondrial Diseases Foundation (UMDF) Clinical Fellowship Award (award period 8/16/13 – 8/15/14). Award given to one individual in North-America that year.
PhD Dissertation Excellence Award 2005. Award is given annually to one recipient for the most excellent Doctoral thesis of the year. Faculty of Medicine, Univ Oulu, Finland.

Affiliations

Stanford University
American College of Medical Genetics
Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
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