Dmitriy Niyazov, MD

Section Head, Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Dmitriy Niyazov completed medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and graduated with distinction in research. He did his residency and fellowship in medical genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. He published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at many international meetings. He joined Ochsner Health System in 2008, where he practices medical genetics and is a member of the Ochsner Craniofacial Clinic. He also has an outreach clinic in Raceland at Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital. Since early 2008, he has been evaluating and treating children with autism and autistic spectrum. He also sees a significant number of pediatric and adult patients with mitochondrial disease. He has given several lectures to both parents and providers on genetics of autism and mitochondrial disease throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida. One of his main goals is to bring more awareness to the community about the role of genetic abnormalities in autism and mitochondrial disease and what benefit genetic knowledge can add to diagnosis and treatment.

Primary Referral Areas
- Autism
- Mitochondrial diseases
- Developmental delay and Mental retardation
- Chromosomal disorders
- Birth defects
- Short stature
- Failure to thrive
- Hearing loss
- Craniofacial Multidisciplinary Clinic
- Lysosomal storage diseases including enzyme replacement therapy
- Adult genetic disorders including connective tissue, Huntington's, Alzheimer's
- Prenatal counseling including teratology
- Cancer counseling
- Also see Pediatrics and Genetics services

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Internship

Emory University School of Medicine

Residency

Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship

Emory University School of Medicine

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