Robert W. Marion, MD

Rose F. Kennedy Center, Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Phone: 718-430-8521

Robert W. Marion, MD

Robert Marion is Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Ruth L. Gottesman Professor of Developmental Pediatrics at Einstein.  He is Director of the Rose F. Kennedy UCEDD and of its LEND Program, and is Chief of the Divisions of Genetics and of Development Medicine at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. In addition, he is an adjunct member of the faculty of the Joan Marks Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.  

A 1979 graduate of Einstein, Dr. Marion did his internship in Pediatrics at the Boston Floating Hospital, Tufts-New England Medical Center, and then returned to Einstein for his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in Medical Genetics.  He has been a20faculty member at Einstein since 1984.  From 2002 until 2007, he served as Co-Director of Medical Student Education for Einstein's Department of Pediatrics; in June 2008, he became Chair of Einstein's Committee on Admissions.

Dr. Marion's clinical and research interests include the natural history and genetic basis of multiple malformation syndromes.  At Blythedale, he has served as Medical Director of the Einstein/ Montefiore Spina Bifida Clinic for more than 20 years, and is the founder and Medical Director of Montefiore's Williams Syndrome Center.  He has published extensively in the medical literature in these areas, and, in addition, is the author of seven books including The Intern Blues, The Boy Who Felt No Pain (winner of a Christopher Award), Learning to Play God and the soon-to-be-published Genetics Rounds: The Human Side of the Human Genome Project.

A resident of Westchester County, New York, he is married to Beth Schoenbrun, a teacher at Scarsdale High School, and is the father of three children.