Hans C. Andersson, MD

Karen Gore Professor of Human Genetics

Director, Hayward Genetics Center, Professor of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Dr. Hans Andersson


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Dr. Andersson received his B.S. in Music and Psychology from Tulane in 1978 and received his M.D. from Tulane in 1984. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Tulane School of Medicine in 1987. Dr. Andersson also did a fellowship from 1987-1991 at the Hayward Genetics Center and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000. Dr. Andersson's research focuses on lysosomal storage, inborn errors and medical genetic test reporting.

Hans C. Andersson, MD is the Karen Gore Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Hayward Genetics Center at the Tulane University Medical School where he directs the Biochemical Genetics Lab. Following fellowship training in clinical genetics and cell biology at the National Institutes of Health and University of Gottingen, Germany, Dr. Andersson achieved American Board of Medical Genetics certification in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical/Molecular Genetics and American Board of Pediatrics board certification in Pediatrics. His research has elucidated clinical features and pathophysiology of inherited metabolic genetic disorders, especially in lysosomal storage disorders. He leads the major regional referral center for such diseases in the Gulf South and is a member of the board for the International Collaborative Gaucher Group. He is Co-PI of the Region 3 Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaborative (HRSA; 2007-2017) where he directs the efforts in: 1) developing a regional emergency preparedness plan and 2) telemedicine core for genetic care. Dr. Andersson is a Member of the ACGME Residency Review Committe, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Pediatrics, past President (2008-2010) of the SouthEast Regional Genetics Group (SERGG), and holds membership of numerous national societies including the Society of Pediatric Research and Society of Inherited Metabolic Diseases. He is the past Chair of the National Coordinating Center Telegenetics Workgroup and a member of the Disaster Preparedness Workgroup. Dr. Andersson has been a life-long resident of New Orleans and played a critical role in reestablishment of clinical genetics in Louisiana following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He has attended local and outreach genetics clinics in Louisiana for over 20 years.




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Inherited metabolic disease; diagnosis and treatment of lysosomal storage disorders; novel therapies of PKU