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  • Co-Division Chief – Precision Medicine and Neurogenetics
  • Professor of Neurology – Child Neurology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders, Clinical Genetics
  • Medical Director – Sleep Laboratory

It is a privilege to be entrusted by patients and their families when they come for medical care and often are in vulnerable state. I believe as a physician, I may or may not cure, but I can always help and make a difference. My goal is to work with patients and parents to ensure every child achieves physical and mental health to their fullest potential.

Clinical Interests

  • Child neurology, pediatric sleep disorders, pediatric neuromuscular disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy and neurogenetic disorders such as Angelman syndrome and Down syndrome.

Basic Research Interests

  • I have a focus on rare neurogenetic disorders including Down syndrome, Angelman syndrome, mucopolysaccharidosis and spinal muscular atrophy. I am interested in gene therapy and sleep/EEG characteristics in these neurogenetic disorders.


  • Board certified, Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board certified, Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Clinical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics (2007 – 2017)


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    Shanghai Medical University, China
  • Residency, Child Neurology
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency/Fellowship, Clinical Genetics
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship, Sleep Medicine
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Jane Fan, MD