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Board-Certified Genetics Specialist Joins OU Children’s Physicians

Friday, February 17, 2017 - Campus News -

Michelle B. Polan, M.D., a board-certified geneticist, has established her practice with OU Children’s Physicians. She has also been named a clinician educator assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. A medical geneticist is a physician who diagnoses and treats people with suspected or proven hereditary conditions. 

Polan is board certified in clinical and medical biochemical genetics as well as radiation oncology. She completed a medical biochemical genetics fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She completed a clinical medical genetics residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and a pediatric residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark. 

Polan was a practicing radiation oncologist in Poland before coming to the United States and studying genetics. She completed a fellowship and residency in radiation oncology in Poland. She also earned her medical degree in Poland.

For appointments with an OU Children’s Physicians geneticist, call (405) 271-4211.

OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty. 

Nearly 200 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 

OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.

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