Marni J. Falk, MD, is Executive Director of the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Professor in the Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Falk also serves as a principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical and philanthropic-funded translational laboratory group at CHOP that investigates the causes and global metabolic consequences of mitochondrial disease, as well as targeted therapies. She also directs multiple clinical treatment trials in mitochondrial disease patients. Dr. Falk has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of human genetics and mitochondrial disease. She received her BS in biology and MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Falk completed dual specialty training in the Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics residency program at Case Western Reserve University.