Einstein Experts

Robert W. Marion, M.D.

Robert W. Marion, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics (Genetics), Einstein

Chief, Genetics and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center

Director, Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC)

Ruth L. Gottesman Professor of Developmental Pediatrics, Einstein

Genetic diseasesAutismSudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)Developmental disabilitiesDown syndromeBirth defects

Dr. Marion is an internationally recognized pediatric geneticist who specializes in diagnosing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders and genetic diseases. His work with the Aguirre brothers, twins who were joined at the head and then separated, made national news in 2004. He played a key role in establishing the CardioGenetics center of Einstein and Montefiore, which provides care for families of individuals who have suffered sudden unexpected cardiac death. He also treats children with neurofibromatosis, autism spectrum disorder and spina bifida.

Dr. Marion is also chief of the divisions of genetics and of developmental medicine in pediatrics, director of the Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and professor of pediatrics and obstetrics & gynecology and women’s health at Einstein. He also directs the Center for Congenital Disorders and the Williams Syndrome Center at Montefiore Medical Center.

He is the author of seven books, including the bestseller, The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor, and most recently, Genetics Round: A Doctor’s Life in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine.


Additional Areas of Expertise

Congenital malformations, Conjoined twins, Marfan syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, Spina bifida, Sudden unexpected death syndrome (SUDS), Velo-cardio-facial syndrome, Williams syndrome


Highlighted Media Coverage

"Evening News with Katie Couric" (CBS)

Wall Street Journal


Bloomberg BusinessWeek (via HealthDay)



Einstein Multimedia

CERC: Making a Difference for Children and Their Families


Professional Links

The Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC)