Dr. Mark Korson graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency nearby at The Hospital for Sick Children. After his fellowship in genetics and metabolism at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, he became director of the metabolism clinic there until 2000. In 2000, Dr. Korson became director of the metabolism service at Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children and associate professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine until 2014.
Dr. Korson has devoted his career to promoting an educational approach for addressing the growing crisis in metabolic health care resulting from the shortage of available clinicians to treat this patient community. In 2007, Dr. Korson co-founded the North American Metabolic Academy (NAMA), an annual one-week intensive course about metabolic disease for genetic and metabolic trainees sponsored by the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. Between 2007 and 2011, Dr. Korson directed the metabolic outreach service at Tufts Medical Center. He regularly traveled to five teaching hospitals in the northeastern US without on-site metabolic services. In 2015, Dr. Korson co-founded the genetic metabolic center for Education (GMCE), a comprehensive, multi-modal initiative for improving the level of care for children and adults with metabolic disease. This past October, Dr. Korson joined VMP Genetics in Atlanta to promote telehealth metabolic consulting to assist physicians remotely in the care of their metabolic patients. He continues to develop innovative resources to help educate medical specialists and their trainees to participate more effectively in the diagnosis and management of metabolic disease.