Susan J. HayflickM.D.

  • Clinical, Biochemical, and Molecular Geneticist
  • Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine


  • Genetics

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Dr. Hayflick specializes in research and treatment of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) disorders, a group of rare, inherited, neurological disorders. Dr. Hayflick is an international leader in the care and management of the NBIA disorders, and her research team is focused on advancing therapeutics for each NBIA disorder. She is a clinical, biochemical and molecular geneticist who sees patients and consults on NBIA cases world-wide. She specializes in PKAN, BPAN, INAD, PLAN, FAHN, MPAN, CoPAN, MePAN, and related disorders. Dr. Hayflick sees patients by appointment only.


  • M.D., 1985, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, The Maine Medical Center, Portland Maine, 1988
  • Fellowship:

    • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Genetics, The Center for Medical Genetics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland, 1991
  • Certifications:

    • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1988
    • ABMGG-certified in Clinical Genetics, 1991
    • ABMGG-certified in Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, 1991


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Movement Disorders Society
  • American College of Medical Genetics, Founding member