Martha Skinner, M.D.

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Roberts Wesleyan College- B.A. Degree
Medical College of Pennsylvania- M.D. Degree

General Field of Work:

treatment and research on amyloidosis

Affiliations other than medicine:

Department of Medicne, Section of Rheumatology

Contact information:

Office/Lab:Conte Building 5th floor, 72 East Concord Street
Phone: (617)-638-4314
Fax: (617)-638-4493


amyloidosis, transthyretin amyloidosis, familial amyloidosis, AL amyloidosis

Summary of academic interest:

treatment and research on amyloid diseases

Recent Publications:

Connors LH, Prokaeva T, Lim A, Théberge R, Falk RH, Doros G, Berg A, Costello CE, O’Hara C, Seldin DC, and Skinner M: Familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy in African-Americans associated with V122I transthyretin: a comparison with light chain (AL) amyloidosis. Am Heart J., 158:607-614, 2009.

Girnius S, Seldin DC, Skinner M, Finn KT, Quillen K, Doros G, Sanchorawala V: Short and long term outcome of treatment with high-dose melphalan and stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma-associated AL amyloidosis. Annals of Hematology, 89:579-584, 2010.

Dey BR, Chung S, Spitzer TR, Zheng H, MacGillivray TE, Seldin DC, MsAfee S, Ballen K, Attar E, Wang T, Shin J, Newton-Cheh C, Moore S, Sanchorawala V, Skinner M, Madsen JC, Semigran MJ: Cardiac transplantation followed by dose-intensive melphalan and autologous stem-cell transplantation for AL amyloidosis and heart failure. Transplantation, 90:905-911, 2010.

Sanchorawala V, Seldin DC, Berk JL, Sloan M, Doros G, Skinner M: Oral cyclic melphalan and dexamethasone for patients with AL amyloidosis. Clinical lymphoma, myeloma, and Leukemia, in press, 2010.

Girnius S, Dember L, Doros G, Skinner M: The changing face of AA amyloidosis: a single center experience. XIIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis, in press, 2010

Klimtchuk ES, Gursky O, Patel R, Laporte KL, Connors LH, Skinner M, Seldin DC: The critical role of the constant region in thermal stability and aggregation of amyloidogenic immunoglobulin light chain. Biochemistry, 49: 9848-9857, 2010.