Paul Fernhoff, who passed away late last month, is remembered as a legendary physician who helped build the state’s newborn screening program for genetic...
Paul Fernhoff

Dr. Paul Fernhoff

Paul Fernhoff, who passed away late last month, is remembered as a legendary physician who helped build the state’s newborn screening program for genetic disorders.

He was a geneticist whom Georgia physicians relied on for help with children who had one of those conditions, says Dr.  Bob  Wiskind, an Atlanta pediatrician who is vice president of the Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“Paul Fernhoff was known for many things: his colorful neckties (designed to help him connect with his young patients and put them at ease); his work ethic (80-hour weeks were common); his availability to parents and fellow physicians; and his passion in caring for children with special health care needs,’’ Wiskind writes in a new GHN Commentary.

Here’s a link to Wiskind’s Commentary.

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