Lynne Bird, M.D.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5031
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine


UC San Diego


UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Clinical Genetics, Pediatrics




Dr. Lynne Bird is a dysmorphologist and clinical geneticist at Rady Children's, and a professor of clinical pediatrics at UC San Diego. She is medical director of Rady Children's multidisciplinary Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinic and co-founder and medical administrator of Rady Children's Down Syndrome Center.

In her practice, she evaluates children with birth defects or those who are suspected of having a genetic problem or syndrome.

Graduating summa cum laude from Bucknell University, Dr. Bird went on to attend the Duke University of School of Medicine. Upon completing a pediatric residency and genetics fellowship at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, she joined the UC San Diego faculty.

Dr. Byrd was elected to the Academy of Clinician Scholars at UC San Diego in 2010. Among her research interests is Angelman syndrome, and she is the principal investigator in San Diego of a multi-site consortium that conducts a natural history study and clinical trials. Other research interests include the use of facial recognition software to assist in the diagnosis of syndromes.

Her philosophy of care is to empower families to make the best choices for their children.

When not working, Dr. Bird enjoys hiking, social dancing (tango and ballroom) and cooking.


Mutations in EBF3 Disturb Transcriptional Profiles and Cause Intellectual Disability, Ataxia, and Facial Dysmorphism.
Harms FL, Girisha KM, Hardigan AA, Kortüm F, Shukla A, Alawi M, Dalal A, Brady L, Tarnopolsky M, Bird LM, Ceulemans S, Bebin M, Bowling KM, Hiatt SM, Lose EJ, Primiano M, Chung WK, Juusola J, Akdemir ZC, Bainbridge M, Charng WL, Drummond-Borg M, Eldomery MK, El-Hattab AW, Saleh MA, Bézieau S, Cogné B, Isidor B, Küry S, Lupski JR, Myers RM, Cooper GM, Kutsche K

Angelman syndrome: Current and emerging therapies in 2016.
Tan WH, Bird LM

Treatment of genetic disorders-A vision coming into focus.
Bird LM, Tan WH

Post Mortem Diagnostic Exome Sequencing Identifies a de novo TUBB3 Alteration in a Newborn with Prenatally Diagnosed Hydrocephalus and Suspected Walker-Warburg Syndrome.
Powis Z, Chamberlin AC, Alamillo CL, Ceulemans S, Bird LM, Tang S

Pharmacological therapies for Angelman syndrome.
Tan WH, Bird LM

Transcriptional repressor ZEB2 promotes terminal differentiation of CD8+ effector and memory T cell populations during infection.
Omilusik KD, Best JA, Yu B, Goossens S, Weidemann A, Nguyen JV, Seuntjens E, Stryjewska A, Zweier C, Roychoudhuri R, Gattinoni L, Bird LM, Higashi Y, Kondoh H, Huylebroeck D, Haigh J, Goldrath AW

The Koolen-de Vries syndrome: a phenotypic comparison of patients with a 17q21.31 microdeletion versus a KANSL1 sequence variant.
Koolen DA, Pfundt R, Linda K, Beunders G, Veenstra-Knol HE, Conta JH, Fortuna AM, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Dugan S, Halbach S, Abdul-Rahman OA, Winesett HM, Chung WK, Dalton M, Dimova PS, Mattina T, Prescott K, Zhang HZ, Saal HM, Hehir-Kwa JY, Willemsen MH, Ockeloen CW, Jongmans MC, Van der Aa N, Failla P, Barone C, Avola E, Brooks AS, Kant SG, Gerkes EH, Firth HV, Õunap K, Bird LM, Masser-Frye D, Friedman JR, Sokunbi MA, Dixit A, Splitt M, DDD Study., Kukolich MK, McGaughran J, Coe BP, Flórez J, Nadif Kasri N, Brunner HG, Thompson EM, Gecz J, Romano C, Eichler EE, de Vries BB

Tuberous sclerosis, polycystic kidney disease and mucolipidosis III gamma caused by a microdeletion unmasking a recessive mutation.
Barea JJ, van Meel E, Kornfeld S, Bird LM

Angelman Syndrome.
Margolis SS, Sell GL, Zbinden MA, Bird LM

Truncating mutations in the last exon of NOTCH3 cause lateral meningocele syndrome.
Gripp KW, Robbins KM, Sobreira NL, Witmer PD, Bird LM, Avela K, Makitie O, Alves D, Hogue JS, Zackai EH, Doheny KF, Stabley DL, Sol-Church K

Angelman syndrome: review of clinical and molecular aspects.
Bird LM

If not Angelman, what is it? A review of Angelman-like syndromes.
Tan WH, Bird LM, Thibert RL, Williams CA

Refinement of the 8q22.1 microdeletion critical region associated with Nablus mask-like facial syndrome.
Overhoff J, Rabideau MM, Bird LM, Schweitzer DN, Haynes K, Schultz RA, Shaffer LG, Rosenfeld JA, Ellison JW

Weaver syndrome and EZH2 mutations: Clarifying the clinical phenotype.
Tatton-Brown K, Murray A, Hanks S, Douglas J, Armstrong R, Banka S, Bird LM, Clericuzio CL, Cormier-Daire V, Cushing T, Flinter F, Jacquemont ML, Joss S, Kinning E, Lynch SA, Magee A, McConnell V, Medeira A, Ozono K, Patton M, Rankin J, Shears D, Simon M, Splitt M, Strenger V, Stuurman K, Taylor C, Titheradge H, Van Maldergem L, Temple IK, Cole T, Seal S, Childhood Overgrowth Consortium., Rahman N

Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis in a patient ultimately diagnosed with Noonan syndrome.
Ross MK, Ellis LS, Bird LM, Hagood JS

Growth charts for 22q11 deletion syndrome.
Tarquinio DC, Jones MC, Jones KL, Bird LM

A therapeutic trial of pro-methylation dietary supplements in Angelman syndrome.
Bird LM, Tan WH, Bacino CA, Peters SU, Skinner SA, Anselm I, Barbieri-Welge R, Bauer-Carlin A, Gentile JK, Glaze DG, Horowitz LT, Mohan KN, Nespeca MP, Sahoo T, Sarco D, Waisbren SE, Beaudet AL

Using VAAST to identify an X-linked disorder resulting in lethality in male infants due to N-terminal acetyltransferase deficiency.
Rope AF, Wang K, Evjenth R, Xing J, Johnston JJ, Swensen JJ, Johnson WE, Moore B, Huff CD, Bird LM, Carey JC, Opitz JM, Stevens CA, Jiang T, Schank C, Fain HD, Robison R, Dalley B, Chin S, South ST, Pysher TJ, Jorde LB, Hakonarson H, Lillehaug JR, Biesecker LG, Yandell M, Arnesen T, Lyon GJ

Hoffman syndrome: New patients, new insights.
Hügle B, Hoffman H, Bird LM, Gebauer C, Suchowerskyj P, Sack U, Kohlhase J, Schuster V

Angelman syndrome: Mutations influence features in early childhood.
Tan WH, Bacino CA, Skinner SA, Anselm I, Barbieri-Welge R, Bauer-Carlin A, Beaudet AL, Bichell TJ, Gentile JK, Glaze DG, Horowitz LT, Kothare SV, Lee HS, Nespeca MP, Peters SU, Sahoo T, Sarco D, Waisbren SE, Bird LM

A neurodevelopmental survey of Angelman syndrome with genotype-phenotype correlations.
Gentile JK, Tan WH, Horowitz LT, Bacino CA, Skinner SA, Barbieri-Welge R, Bauer-Carlin A, Beaudet AL, Bichell TJ, Lee HS, Sahoo T, Waisbren SE, Bird LM, Peters SU

Double-blind therapeutic trial in Angelman syndrome using betaine and folic acid.
Peters SU, Bird LM, Kimonis V, Glaze DG, Shinawi LM, Bichell TJ, Barbieri-Welge R, Nespeca M, Anselm I, Waisbren S, Sanborn E, Sun Q, O'Brien WE, Beaudet AL, Bacino CA

Global developmental delay in a 10-month-old infant boy.
Blum NJ, Bird LM, Stein MT

Case of syndromic tufting enteropathy harbors SPINT2 mutation seen in congenital sodium diarrhea.
Sivagnanam M, Janecke AR, Müller T, Heinz-Erian P, Taylor S, Bird LM

Global developmental delay in a 10-month-old infant boy.
Blum NJ, Bird LM, Stein MT

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