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Dina Jane Zand, MD

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Genetics and Metabolism

Craniofacial Program
Fetal and Transitional Medicine

Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Medical Genetics
Foreign LanguagesSpanish
National Provider Identifier1245318591

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
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Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497

*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Dr. Dina Zand is a highly regarded dysmorphologist and a member of the Smith Society, a distinction in the field. Her specialties include dysmorphology and brain development. Dr. Zand also works with a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists through Children's National's craniofacial program and skeletal dysplasia program.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Northwestern University Evanston, ILBachelor of Arts 1986 -1989
Medical School Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, ILDoctor of Medicine 1989 -1995
Journal Article, Zand, D.J., Huff, D., Everman, D., Russell, K., Saitta, S., McDonald-McGinn, D., Zackai, E.H. (2004), Autosomal dominant inheritance of infantile myofibromatosis, American Journal of Medical Genetics, 126, 3, 261-266.

Journal Article, Zand, D.J. & Zackai, E.H. (2004), Cytogenetic and Molecular Diagnoses of Hypotonia in the Newborn, NeoReviews, 5, 296-300.

Journal Article, Zand, D.J., Carpentieri, D., Huff, D., Medne, L., Napierala, D., Lee, B., & Zackai, E.H. (2003), Crane Heise syndrome: a second familial case report with elaboration of phenotype, American Journal of Medical Genetics, 118, 3, 223-228.

Journal Article, Zand, D.J., Simon, E., Pulitzer, S., Wang, D.J., Wang, Z.J., Rorke, L.B., Palmieri, M., & Berry, G.T. (2003), In vivo pyruvate detected by MR spectroscopy in neonatal pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 24, 7, 1471-1474.

Journal Article, Minucci, S., Botquin, V., Yeom, Y.I., Dey, A., Sylvester, I., Zand, D.J., Ohbo, K., Ozato, K., & Scholer, H.R. (1996), Retinoic acid mediated down-regulation of Oct ¾ coincides with the loss of promoter occupancy in vivo, EMBO Journal, 15, 4, 888-889.

Journal Article, Minucci, S., Zand, D.J., Dey, A., Marks, M.S., Nagata, T., Grippo, J.F., & Ozato, K. (1994), Dominant negative retinoid X receptor Beta inhibits retinoic acid-responsive gene regulation in embryonal carcinoma cells, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 14, 350-372.

Journal Article, Yang, Y., Minucci, S., Zand, D.J., Ozato, K., & Ashwell, J. (1994), T cell activation and increases in protein kinase C enhance retinoic acid-induced gene transcription, Molecular Endocrinology, 8, 10, 1370-1376.

Journal Article, Hammer, J.A., O’Shannessy, D., DeLeon, M., Gould, R., Zand, D., Duane, G., & Quarles, R.H. (1993), Immunoreactivity of PMP-22, PO, and other 19 to 28 kDa glycoproteins in peripheral nerve myelin of mammals and fish with NHK-1 and related antibodies, Journal of Neuroscience Research, 35, 3, 546-548.

Journal Article, Zand, D., Hammer, J., Gould, R., & Quarles, R. (1991), High expression of the HNK-1/L2 carbohydrate epitope in the major glycoproteins in shark myelin, Journal of Neurochemistry, 57, 1076-1079.

Journal Article, Theodorakis, N.G., D.J. Zand, Kotzbauer, P.T., Williams, G.T., & Morimoto, R.I. (1989), Hemin-induced transcriptional activation of the HSP70 gene during erythroid maturation in K562 cells is due to a heat shock factor- mediated stress response, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 9, 3166-3173.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Dina Zand, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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