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Specialties & Research

Dr. Robert Desnick, MD, PHD is board certified in Clinical Genetics (M.D.).

  • He has special expertise in 11 areas:
  • Developmental Bone Diseases
  • Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)
  • Fabry Disease
  • Gaucher Disease
  • Genetic Disorders (Inborn Genetic Diseases)
  • Growth Disorders
  • Lysosomal Storage Diseases
  • Multiple Abnormalities
  • Niemann-Pick Diseases
  • Porphyrias
  • Syndrome

Education & Awards

Dr. Desnick graduated from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis. He has 4 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Fabry Disease
Niemann-Pick Diseases
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1999 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)


Dr. Desnick has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Mt Sinai Hospital 
  • Beth Israel Medical Center Petrie Division 


  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • French
  • German
  • Yiddish
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Robert John Desnick MD and PHD is a male Medical Geneticist, has 39 years of experience and practices in Clinical Genetics and M.D..
Where does Dr. Robert J. Desnick practice?
Dr. Robert Desnick has 2 office locations.
Dr. Robert Desnick practices Clinical Genetics and M.D. near New York, NY.
Additional practice locations include: Elmhurst, NY.
See New York Geneticists.