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Michael F. Wangler, MD

Assistant Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Molecular & Human Genetics 2011
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2009
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2006
Washington University School of Medicine Research Fellowship Clinical Research Fellow 2004
University of New Mexico School of Medicine Medical School Medical Student 2003


The care of children, particularly those with genetic disorders, is a very important privilege that requires training, dedication and a team approach. I feel, as many who trained under him that the late Ralph Feigin gave us a roadmap for what we do at Baylor and Texas Children's in navigating the future of medicine and the challenges we face in the post-genomic era. I am committed to provide the best care for my patients with the most powerful technology and the most current knowledge, but to remain practical and to provide it in a manner that includes compassion and humanity in medical care. Our department also provides a strong mingling of research and clinical care, and the importance of success in research cannot be underestimated with so many genetic disorders that remain untreatable or for which the diagnostic process is not optimal. I am particularly focused on peroxisomal disorders, a rare group of pediatric brain disorders due to a particular defect in body chemistry. I am also actively researching intestinal motility disorders which represent a group of rare, difficult-to-treat diseases.

Selected Publications

Tompson SW, Bacino CA, Safina NP, Bober MB, Proud VK, Funari T, Wangler MF, Nevarez L, Ala-Kokko L, Wilcox WR, Eyre DR, Krakow D, Cohn DH. (2010) ?Fibrochondrogenesis results from mutations in the COL11A1 type XI collagen gene.? American Journal of Human Genetics 87(5): 708-712. PMCID: PMC2978944.

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