Interview April 4th 2016

Taiwan on the forefront of implementing new disorders

Dr. Yin-Hsiu Chien, director of the newborn screening center at the National Taiwan University Hospital, has made diverse contributions in the field of inborn errors of metabolism and immunodeficiency. Her team, lead by Dr Wuh-Lang Hwu is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of lysosymal storage diseases (LSD). Dr. Chien’s current work focuses on Pompe disease, specifically on early diagnosis and improvement of treatment.

Dr. Chien and her team have played an important role in making Taiwan’s newborn screening programs into one of the most developed newborn screening programs in the world.

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