9/81-6/86 University of Michigan, B.A. in Biomedical Sciences
9/86-6/89 University of Michigan, M.P.H., in Epidemiology
9/84-6/89 University of Michigan, M.D.
7/89-6/91 Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA
7/91-6/92 Residency in Neurology, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
7/92-6/96 Clinical and Research Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology,
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
7/96-6/97 Fellowship in Clinical Neuromuscle (WUSM)
Research: 1993-2003 Washington University: 1. (1993-2000) Training and work in linkage analysis and positional cloning projects in epilepsy, CMT2B, and Frontotemporal dementia in the laboratories of Drs. Paul Goodfellow and Alison Goate. 2. (2000-2003) Training and work in computational molecular biology and statistical analysis projects In Dr. Goate's laboratory to identify disease susceptibility loci for alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease. 3. (2000-2003) Collaborator on "Autism Development, Genetic Epidemiology and Treatment" NIH project.
Patient Care Bio
Jennifer Kwon is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester where she has been since 2003. In her clinical practice, she sees children with a wide range of neurologic conditions. She has developed special research interests in children with developmental disabilities and neurogenetic conditions. She served for two years as the interim Associate Director of the Clinic for Inherited Metabolic Disorders in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics where she managed the specialized care of children with metabolic disorders identified by the state newborn screening program.
Dr. Kwon also has particular interests in the care for children with significant neurologic impairment. A number of child neurology patients have multiple and complicated medical needs that demand coordination between medical services but also need extensive communication between medical providers and community agencies. Dr. Kwon is working to develop clinical outreach programs for children with complex medical needs so they can be seen in their school settings. In a program she is developing with the Mary Cariola Children's Center (a school in Rochester that serves children with complex disabilities who cannot be accommodated in their own public or private school settings), she is able to see patients who normally are very difficult to bring to clinic (because of their equipment or behavioral needs) in a setting where they are most comfortable.