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Debra Regier, MD

Service: Genetics
Pediatric Genetics
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Quality of life in patients with genetic disorders, Genetic and Genomic Education
Undergraduate - Biola University (1995)
Graduate School - Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2000)
Medical School - University of Utah (2009)
Internship - Children's National Medical Center (2010)
Residency - Children's National Medical Center/National Institute of Health (2014)
Fellowship - National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Health (2015)
Awards & Recognition:
Chief Resident, National Human Genome Research Institute (2013-2015)
Clinic Locations: Fairfax
Keystone Publications:

Regier DS, Leon E, Counts D, Tifft CJ, Zand DJ. (2015) Concurrent diagnoses of Prader-Willi syndrome and GM2 gangliosidosis caused by uniparental disomy of chromosome 15. Am. J. Med. Gen. American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Regier DS,  Oetgen M, Tanpaiboon P (2013), Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA, in GeneReviews, R.A. Pagon, et al., Editors. 1993: Seattle (WA).

Regier DS,  Tifft CJ (2013) GLB1 Related Disorders,   in GeneReviews, R.A. Pagon, et al., Editors. 1993: Seattle (WA).

Nelson CD, Perry SJ, Regier DS, Prescott SM, Topham MK, Lefkowitz RJ.  (2007) Targeting of diacylglycerol degradation to M1 muscarinic receptors by beta-arrestins.  Science. 315:663-666.

Regier DS, Greene DG, Sergeant S, McPhail LC. (2000) Phosphorylation of p22phox correlates with NADPH oxidase activation and is mediated by phospholipase D-dependent and independent mechanisms. J. Biol. Chem. 275:28406-28412.

Service: Genetics
Where did you grow up?
Shafter, California
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I enjoy living life with patients. My research revolves around how we can improve the quality of life for my patients and their families with rare diseases.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I love spending afternoons wandering through an art exhibit, having a picnic on the lawn at the mall, or taking a short drive to the local area farms to pick some fresh produce to have for dinner. The DC area has it all!
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
Make A Wish of the Mid-Atlantic.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I am a teacher who happens to be a doctor, as well.