Lois Starr, M.D., FACMG

Lois Starr, M.D., FACMGGenetic Medicine
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5440

Phone: 402-559-6962
To schedule an appointment, please call 402-559-6418
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Professional Summary

Dr. Lois J. Starr is the Medical Director, Clinical Geneticist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics. Dr. Starr received her medical degree, pediatrics residency training, clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics fellowship training from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She serves as the medical student and resident education facilitator for medical genetics at UNMC.

Dr. Starr is interested in rare disorders in general.  She is involved with craniofacial/craniosynostosis clinics as well as outreach general genetics clinics across the state of Nebraska, with a primary destination of Kearney, Nebraska. She particularly enjoys learning about cardiovascular disorders and incorporating dysmorphology into the diagnostic process.  Dr. Starr is the Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Autism Clinic at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and is a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities)-trained physician.

Education

Fellowship, Clinical Cytogenetics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2014
Fellowship, Clinical Genetics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2012
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center/Children’s Hospital and Medical Center/Creighton University Medical Center-Program, Omaha NE 2010
M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2007
B.S., University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, 2001

Courses Taught

Advanced Pediatrics, Genetics Review
Medical Genetics, Dysmorphology

Genetics Board Review
American Board of Pediatrics Focused Medical Genetics Review, Genetic Testing

M1 Cellular Processes and Biochemistry Core
Lecture Titles: Genomics I, Genomics II, Overview of Medical Genetics and
Congenital Anomalies and Dysmorphology Introduction to Dysmorphology, Clinical Genetics I, Clinical Genetics II

MMI 911/PEDS 911
Clinical Cytogenetics
Human Genetics in the Clinical Setting

Pediatrics Resident Board Review
Medical Genetics Board Review

Genomics I, Genomics II, Overview of Medical Genetics and
Congenital Anomalies and Dysmorphology Introduction to Dysmorphology, Clinical Genetics I, Clinical Genetics II

Healer’s Art Facilitator for Medical Students

PAMM 940, Co-Instructor
Introduction to Dysmorphology and Genetic Testing, Review of Mitosis and Meiosis/Introduction to Inheritance (including pedigree construction), Non-Mendelian Inheritance, Mitochondrial Inheritance/Imprinting/Non-Nuclear Genome, Structural Proteins/Connective Tissue Disorders and Aortopathy, Social and Ethical Issues of Molecular Genetics

Human Genetics - Medical and Societal Implications
Organization: High School Alliance Genetics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Introduction to Medical Genetics, Introduction to Congenital Malformations and Dysmorphology

Research Projects and Interests

Publications from PubMed

Professional Affiliations