Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Research

Dr. Joseph Kitterman, a neonatologist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and an expert in treating newborns with birth defects, has collaborated with Dr. Frederick Kaplan, chief of Metabolic Bone Diseases and Molecular Orthopaedics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and others on a study regarding the frequency of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) misdiagnosis and complications resulting from these errors.

Kaplan is conducting research project to understand the cause of FOP. Based on Kaplan's research, clinical trials of potential treatment options may be undertaken in the future.