Sulagna Saitta MD PhD

Medical Geneticist

Phone: 310-423-3534


  • Medical Genetics

Education and Training

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; MD
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; PhD (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)
  • Residency in Pediatrics, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Genetics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Medical Board Certification

  • Board Certified, Pediatrics
  • Board Certified, Medical Genetics

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Pediatric genetics including developmental delay, birth defects and cardiac disorders
  • DiGeorge syndrome

Awards and Activities

  • Mentored the Recipient of the Outstanding Masters Thesis in Biological Sciences Award, Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
  • Member, GCRC/CTSA Scientific Advisory Council
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Affymetrix

Selected Publications

  • Busse T, Graham JM Jr, Feldman G, Perin J, Catherwood A, Knowlton R, Rappaport EF, Emanuel B, Driscoll DA, Saitta SC. High-Resolution genomic arrays identify CNVs that phenocopy the chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Hum Mutat. 2011;32:91-7.
  • Gajecka M, Saitta SC, Gentles AJ, Campbell L, Ciprero K, Geiger E, Catherwood A, Rosenfeld JA, Shaikh T, Shaffer LG. Recurrent interstitial 1p36 deletions: Evidence for germline mosaicism and complex rearrangement breakpoints.Am J Med Genet A. 2010;152A:3074-83.
  • O'Driscoll MC, Jenny K, Saitta S, Dobyns WB, Gripp KW. Agenesis of the corpus callosum and congenital lymphedema: A novel recognizable syndrome? Am J Med Genet A. 2010;152A:1621-6.
  • Adams SA, Coppinger J, Saitta SC, Stroud T, Kandamurugu M, Fan Z, Ballif BC, Shaffer LG, Bejjani BA. Impact of genotype-first diagnosis: the detection of microdeletion and microduplication syndromes with cancer predisposition by aCGH. Genet Med. 2009;11:314-22.

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