Gregory M. Pastores, MD, is Associate Professor
of Neurology and Pediatrics at New York University
(NYU) School of Medicine, in New York, and Director
of the Neurogenetics Laboratory in the Department
of Neurology at NYU.
He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, in Manila, Philippines, and received training in pediatrics and genetics at Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York, New York, and at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in pediatrics and in clinical genetics and clinical molecular genetics.
Dr Pastores has extensive clinical and research experience in the diagnosis and management of lysosomal storage disorders and inherited diseases that primarily afflict individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. He also has been engaged in the development and testing of treatment for Gaucher disease, Hurler syndrome and Morquio syndrome, Pompe disease, and a late (adult)-onset form of Tay–Sachs disease (GM2 gangliosidosis). His current interest lies in the molecular genetics of inherited diseases that involve the nervous system. He has more than 200 publications and has written two textbooks, Neurology of Hereditary Metabolic Diseases in Children and Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Principles and Practice.