Melissa Gibbons, MS
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

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Graduate School :
  • MS, University of North Carolina - Greensboro (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Simmons College (MA) (2001)
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Certified Genetic Counselor

Recognition & Awards

  • The Paul G Moe, MD Excellence in Child Neurology Award, Section of Neurology (2018)
    For exemplary service in teaching, teamwork, and patient care

Publications

  • . The Epilepsy Genetics Initiative: Systematic reanalysis of diagnostic exomes increases yield. Epilepsia. 2019 May;60(5):797-806. PubMed PMID: 30951195
  • Lee AJ, Jones KA, Butterfield RJ, Cox MO, Konersman CG, Grosmann C, Abdenur JE, Boyer M, Beson B, Wang C, Dowling JJ, Gibbons MA, Ballard A, Janas JS, Leshner RT, Donkervoort S, Bönnemann CG, Malicki DM, Weiss RB, Moore SA, Mathews KD. Clinical, genetic, and pathologic characterization of FKRP Mexican founder mutation c.1387A>G. Neurol Genet. 2019 Apr;5(2):e315. PubMed PMID: 31041397
  • Gibbons MA, Stratton A, Parsons J. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in the Therapeutic Era. Current Genetic Medicine Reports. Forthcoming; doi: 10.1007/s40142-019-00172-9.
  • Colvin MK, Poysky J, Kinnett K, Damiani M, Gibbons M, Hoskin J, Moreland S, Trout CJ, Weidner N. Psychosocial Management of the Patient With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Pediatrics. 2018 Oct;142(Suppl 2):S99-S109. PubMed PMID: 30275254
  • Angione K, Gibbons M, Demarest S. An Objective Method for Evaluating Next-Generation Sequencing Panels. J Child Neurol. 2018 Dec 20;:883073818815036. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30569809
  • Zambonin JL, Bellomo A, Ben-Pazi H, Everman DB, Frazer LM, Geraghty MT, Harper AD, Jones JR, Kamien B, Kernohan K, Koenig MK, Lines M, Palmer EE, Richardson R, Segel R, Tarnopolsky M, Vanstone JR, Gibbons M, Collins A, Fogel BL, Dudding-Byth T, Boycott KM. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 29 due to mutations in ITPR1: a case series and review of this emerging congenital ataxia. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2017 Jun 28;12(1):121. PubMed PMID: 28659154
  • Donkervoort S, Papadaki M, de Winter JM, Neu MB, Kirschner J, Bolduc V, Yang ML, Gibbons MA, Hu Y, Dastgir J, Leach ME, Rutkowski A, Foley AR, Krüger M, Wartchow EP, McNamara E, Ong R, Nowak KJ, Laing NG, Clarke NF, Ottenheijm C, Marston SB, Bönnemann CG. TPM3 deletions cause a hypercontractile congenital muscle stiffness phenotype. Ann Neurol. 2015 Dec;78(6):982-994. PubMed PMID: 26418456
  • Wada Y, Sandberg MA, McGee TL, Stillberger MA, Berson EL, Dryja TP. Screen of the IMPDH1 gene among patients with dominant retinitis pigmentosa and clinical features associated with the most common mutation, Asp226Asn. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 May;46(5):1735-41. PubMed PMID: 15851576
  • Sharon D, Sandberg MA, Rabe VW, Stillberger M, Dryja TP, Berson EL. RP2 and RPGR mutations and clinical correlations in patients with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. Am J Hum Genet. 2003 Nov;73(5):1131-46. PubMed PMID: 14564670
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Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD), Board Certification
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include Neurogenetics, Neuromuscular and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Newborn Screening.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of North Carolina - Greensboro (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Simmons College (MA) (2001)
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
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