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DonaldBasel_Academic Profile

Donald G. Basel, MD

Section Chief and Professor, Pediatrics (Genetics); Associate Director, Undiagnosed & Rare Diseases, Linda T. and John A. Mellowes Center for Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine; Medical Director, Genetics Center, Children’s Wisconsin; Co-program Director, Neurofibromatosis and RASopathy, Children's Wisconsin


  • Children's Wisconsin


Dr. Basel considers himself very fortunate to be able to do what he does. Not only does he get to work in a field that he is passionate about, but he is afforded the opportunity to meet people who have been searching for answers, which he can frequently provide, to help them understand why they have the health concerns that they do.

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Research Experience

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting
  • Bone Diseases, Developmental
  • Cafe-au-Lait Spots
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Exome
  • Fibrillin-1
  • Genetic Testing
  • Humans
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome

Clinical Expertise

  • Achondroplasia
  • Cafe-au-Lait Spots
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Hereditary Disorders of Connective Tissue
  • LEOPARD Syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibroma, Plexiform
  • Neurofibromatosis 1
  • Neurofibromatosis 2
  • Noonan Syndrome

Leadership Positions

  • Associate Director: Undiagnosed and Rare Disease Program - GSPMC
  • Co-Director: Neurofibromatosis & RASopathy Center
  • Program Director: Medical Genetics Residency Program