Joseph Shieh, MD, PhD

Medical geneticist

Dr. Joseph Shieh specializes in evaluating complex medical problems of unknown cause as well as inherited disorders. He focuses on rare diseases and syndromes that have components of common disorders, including birth defects, heart disease and brain disorders. He is experienced in providing personalized care to children, adults and families.

As a member of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics, Shieh combines state-of-the-art technology with discovery-based research to decipher how genetics impacts health. His overarching goal is to bring patients the best possible outcomes by emphasizing diagnostic precision, preventive medicine and comprehensive care.

Shieh completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. He earned his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received his doctoral degree. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Washington. After completing a fellowship in medical genetics at Stanford University, he joined UCSF.

Shieh is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics. His work has received support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Clinics

HHT Center of Excellence
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5A
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-8867
Fax: (415) 353-3158

Medical Genetics and Genomics Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2757
Fax: (415) 476-9305

More about Joseph Shieh

Education

University of Pennsylvania, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

University of Washington, Pediatrics 2004

Fellowships

Stanford Medical Center, Medical Genetics 2006
UCSF, Medical Genetics 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Bastian BC, Grenert JP, Kline CN, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Gupta N, Berger MS, Lee HS, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Shieh JTC, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. Brain Pathol. 2018 Jul 27.
  2. Penon M, Zahed H, Berger V, Su I, Shieh JT. Using exome sequencing to decipher family history in a healthy individual: Comparison of pathogenic and population MTM1 variants. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2018 Jul 25.
  3. Yu Z, Tang PL, Wang J, Bao S, Shieh JT, Leung AW, Zhang Z, Gao F, Wong SY, Hui AL, Gao Y, Dung N, Zhang ZG, Fan Y, Zhou X, Zhang Y, Wong DS, Sham PC, Azhar A, Kwok PY, Tam PP, Lian Q, Cheah KS, Wang B, Song YQ. Mutations in Hnrnpa1 cause congenital heart defects. JCI Insight. 2018 Jan 25; 3(2).
  4. Slavotinek A, Risolino M, Losa M, Cho MT, Monaghan KG, Schneidman-Duhovny D, Parisotto S, Herkert JC, Stegmann APA, Miller K, Shur N, Chui J, Muller E, DeBrosse S, Szot JO, Chapman G, Pachter NS, Winlaw DS, Mendelsohn BA, Dalton J, Sarafoglou K, Karachunski PI, Lewis JM, Pedro H, Dunwoodie SL, Selleri L, Shieh J. De novo, deleterious sequence variants that alter the transcriptional activity of the homeoprotein PBX1 are associated with intellectual disability and pleiotropic developmental defects. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Dec 15; 26(24):4849-4860.
  5. Zahed H, Sparks TN, Li B, Alsadah A, Shieh JTC. Potential Role of Genomic Sequencing in the Early Diagnosis of Treatable Genetic Conditions. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 189:222-226.e1.
  6. Chan AK, Han SJ, Choy W, Beleford D, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Shieh JT, Bollen AW, Perry A, Phillips JJ, Butowski N, Solomon DA. Familial melanoma-astrocytoma syndrome: synchronous diffuse astrocytoma and pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in a patient with germline CDKN2A/B deletion and a significant family history. Clin Neuropathol. 2017 Sep/Oct; 36(5):213-221.
  7. Slavotinek A, Pua H, Hodoglugil U, Abadie J, Shieh J, Van Ziffle J, Kvale M, Lee H, Kwok PY, Risch N, Sabbadini M. Pierpont syndrome associated with the p.Tyr446Cys missense mutation in TBL1XR1. Eur J Med Genet. 2017 Oct; 60(10):504-508.
  8. Jansen S, Geuer S, Pfundt R, Brough R, Ghongane P, Herkert JC, Marco EJ, Willemsen MH, Kleefstra T, Hannibal M, Shieh JT, Lynch SA, Flinter F, FitzPatrick DR, Gardham A, Bernhard B, Ragge N, Newbury-Ecob R, Bernier R, Kvarnung M, Magnusson EA, Wessels MW, van Slegtenhorst MA, Monaghan KG, de Vries P, Veltman JA. De Novo Truncating Mutations in the Last and Penultimate Exons of PPM1D Cause an Intellectual Disability Syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2017 Apr 06; 100(4):650-658.
  9. Berg JS, Agrawal PB, Bailey DB, Beggs AH, Brenner SE, Brower AM, Cakici JA, Ceyhan-Birsoy O, Chan K, Chen F, Currier RJ, Dukhovny D, Green RC, Harris-Wai J, Holm IA, Iglesias B, Joseph G, Kingsmore SF, Koenig BA, Kwok PY, Lantos J, Leeder SJ, Lewis MA, McGuire AL, Milko LV, Mooney SD, Parad RB, Pereira S, Petrikin J, Powell BC, Powell CM, Puck JM, Rehm HL, Risch N, Roche M, Shieh JT, Veeraraghavan N, Watson MS, Willig L, Yu TW, Urv T, Wise AL. Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health. Pediatrics. 2017 Feb; 139(2).
  10. Lindberg OR, McKinney A, Engler JR, Koshkakaryan G, Gong H, Robinson AE, Ewald AJ, Huillard E, David James C, Molinaro AM, Shieh JT, Phillips JJ. GBM heterogeneity as a function of variable epidermal growth factor receptor variant III activity. Oncotarget. 2016 Nov 29; 7(48):79101-79116.
  11. DeParis SW, Bloomer M, Han Y, Vagefi MR, Shieh JTC, Solomon DA, Grenert J, de Alba Campomanes AG. Uveal Ganglioneuroma due to Germline PTEN Mutation (Cowden Syndrome) Presenting as Unilateral Infantile Glaucoma. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Jul; 3(2):122-128.
  12. Ge X, Gong H, Dumas K, Litwin J, Phillips JJ, Waisfisz Q, Weiss MM, Hendriks Y, Stuurman KE, Nelson SF, Grody WW, Lee H, Kwok PY, Shieh JT. Missense-depleted regions in population exomes implicate ras superfamily nucleotide-binding protein alteration in patients with brain malformation. NPJ Genom Med. 2016; 1.
  13. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Jin LW, Bastian BC, Bollen AW, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA, Shieh JT. Activating NRF1-BRAF and ATG7-RAF1 fusions in anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma without BRAF p.V600E mutation. Acta Neuropathol. 2016 11; 132(5):757-760.
  14. Peca D, Boldrini R, Johannson J, Shieh JT, Citti A, Petrini S, Salerno T, Cazzato S, Testa R, Messina F, Onofri A, Cenacchi G, Westermark P, Ullmann N, Cogo P, Cutrera R, Danhaive O. Clinical and ultrastructural spectrum of diffuse lung disease associated with surfactant protein C mutations. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 May; 24(5):780.
  15. Szafranski P, Gambin T, Dharmadhikari AV, Akdemir KC, Jhangiani SN, Schuette J, Godiwala N, Yatsenko SA, Sebastian J, Madan-Khetarpal S, Surti U, Abellar RG, Bateman DA, Wilson AL, Markham MH, Slamon J, Santos-Simarro F, Palomares M, Nevado J, Lapunzina P, Chung BH, Wong WL, Chu YW, Mok GT, Kerem E, Reiter J, Ambalavanan N, Anderson SA, Kelly DR, Shieh J, Rosenthal TC, Scheible K, Steiner L, Iqbal MA, McKinnon ML, Hamilton SJ, Schlade-Bartusiak K, English D, Hendson G, Roeder ER, DeNapoli TS, Littlejohn RO, Wolff DJ, Wagner CL, Yeung A, Francis D, Fiorino EK, Edelman M, Fox J, Hayes DA, Janssens S, De Baere E, Menten B, Loccufier A, Vanwalleghem L, Moerman P, Sznajer Y, Lay AS, Kussmann JL, Chawla J, Payton DJ, Phillips GE, Brosens E, Tibboel D, de Klein A, Maystadt I, Fisher R, Sebire N, Male A, Chopra M, Pinner J, Malcolm G, Peters G, Arbuckle S, Lees M, Mead Z, Quarrell O, Sayers R, Owens M, Shaw-Smith C, Lioy J, McKay E, de Leeuw N, Feenstra I, Spruijt L, Elmslie F, Thiruchelvam T, Bacino CA, Langston C, Lupski JR, Sen P, Popek E, Stankiewicz P. Pathogenetics of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins. Hum Genet. 2016 May; 135(5):569-86.
  16. Goldstein JH, Tim-Aroon T, Shieh J, Merrill M, Deeb KK, Zhang S, Bass NE, Bedoyan JK. Novel SMC1A frameshift mutations in children with developmental delay and epilepsy. Eur J Med Genet. 2015 Oct; 58(10):562-8.
  17. Shieh JT. Response to Finsterer and Stöllberger "Explanations for discordance of noncompaction in monozygotic twins". Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Oct; 167A(10):2495.
  18. Peca D, Boldrini R, Johannson J, Shieh JT, Citti A, Petrini S, Salerno T, Cazzato S, Testa R, Messina F, Onofri A, Cenacchi G, Westermark P, Ullmann N, Ullman N, Cogo P, Cutrera R, Danhaive O. Clinical and ultrastructural spectrum of diffuse lung disease associated with surfactant protein C mutations. Eur J Hum Genet. 2015 Aug; 23(8):1033-41.
  19. Ge X, Kwok PY, Shieh JT. Prioritizing genes for X-linked diseases using population exome data. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Feb 01; 24(3):599-608.
  20. Bayer ML, Frommelt PC, Blei F, Breur JM, Cordisco MR, Frieden IJ, Goddard DS, Holland KE, Krol AL, Maheshwari M, Metry DW, Morel KD, North PE, Pope E, Shieh JT, Southern JF, Wargon O, Siegel DH, Drolet BA. Congenital cardiac, aortic arch, and vascular bed anomalies in PHACE syndrome (from the International PHACE Syndrome Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 15; 112(12):1948-52.

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