William Rhead, MD, PhD



  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Genetics Center
  • 1000 N 92nd
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Genetics
  • Pediatric Genetics

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I have the honor of responsibility in caring for children and adults with genetic and metabolic diseases and hope to provide them with the best care they can obtain anywhere in the country. My areas of interest include the fatty acid oxidation diseases and the mitochondrial electron transport chain defects.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Fatty Acid Oxidation Disease
  • Genetics and Birth Defects
  • Intellectual Disabilities and Learning Challenges
  • Mitochondrial Disorders

Treatments and Services

  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • French
  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee – Milwaukee
  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Medical Genetics
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics

Clinic Locations


Education and Training

Residency in Pediatrics - North Carolina Memorial Hospital - Chapel Hill, NC (1975-1977)
Research Fellowship - University of California, San Diego Medical Center - San Diego, CA (1974-1975)
Doctor of Medicine - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine - La Jolla, CA (1974)
Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine - La Jolla, CA (1974)
Fellow in Human Genetics and Pediatrics - Yale University School of Medicine - New Haven, CT (1977-1979)
MPH - Yale University - New Haven, CT (1969)