Dr. Donna Martin, MD, PhD, is Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics and the Donita B. Sullivan, MD Research Professor of Pediatrics. She also holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Human Genetics. She is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and received her PhD in Neuroscience and MD from the University of Michigan. She completed internship and residency training in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, and served as Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program from 2012 through 2018. Her research focus is on developmental disorders of the nervous system. Her laboratory has contributed to the understanding of roles for the ATP dependent chromatin remodeler, CHD7, in the pathogenesis of CHARGE Syndrome, the most common monogenic cause of deaf-blindness. Dr. Martin is an Attending Physician in the Division of Medical Genetics, Metabolism, and Genomic Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, where she cares for children and adults with a wide variety of developmental, metabolic, and genetic disorders on the inpatient and outpatient services, as well as providing outreach clinical care in Marquette and Traverse City, Michigan. Dr. Martin is a Taubman Scholar and serves on the Taubman Medical Institute Scientific Advisory Board. Nationally, she serves on the council of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (2018-2021) and the board of the American Society of Human Genetics (2018-2021).