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Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


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 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. Bird 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. She also oversees clinical trials for Prader-Willi Syndrome. 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.


Expansion of clinical and variant spectrum of EEF2-related neurodevelopmental disorder: Report of two additional cases.
Guo R, Rippert AL, Cook EB, Alves CAP, Bird LM, Izumi K

Health-related quality of life and medication use among individuals with Angelman syndrome.
Khan N, Cabo R, Burdine RD, Tan WH, Keary CJ, Ochoa-Lubinoff C, Bird LM, STARS Investigators

Author Correction: Neural complexity is a common denominator of human consciousness across diverse regimes of cortical dynamics.
Frohlich J, Chiang JN, Mediano PAM, Nespeca M, Saravanapandian V, Toker D, Dell'Italia J, Hipp JF, Jeste SS, Chu CJ, Bird LM, Monti MM

Diazoxide Choline Extended-Release Tablet in People with Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Miller JL, Gevers E, Bridges N, Yanovski JA, Salehi P, Obrynba KS, Felner EI, Bird LM, Shoemaker AH, Angulo M, Butler MG, Stevenson D, Abuzzahab J, Barrett T, Lah M, Littlejohn E, Mathew V, Cowen NM, Bhatnagar A

Intranasal Carbetocin Reduces Hyperphagia, Anxiousness and Distress in Prader-Willi Syndrome: CARE-PWS Phase 3 Trial.
Roof E, Deal CL, McCandless SE, Cowan RL, Miller JL, Hamilton JK, Roeder ER, McCormack SE, Roshan Lal TR, Abdul-Latif HD, Haqq AM, Obrynba KS, Torchen LC, Vidmar AP, Viskochil DH, Chanoine JP, Lam CKL, Pierce MJ, Williams LL, Bird LM, Butler MG, Jensen DE, Myers SE, Oatman OJ, Baskaran C, Chalmers LJ, Fu C, Alos N, McLean SD, Shah A, Whitman BY, Blumenstein BA, Leonard SF, Ernest JP, Cormier JW, Cotter SP, Ryman DC

Author Correction: Neural complexity is a common denominator of human consciousness across diverse regimes of cortical dynamics.
Frohlich J, Chiang JN, Mediano PAM, Nespeca M, Saravanapandian V, Toker D, Dell'Italia J, Hipp JF, Jeste SS, Chu CJ, Bird LM, Monti MM

Neural complexity is a common denominator of human consciousness across diverse regimes of cortical dynamics.
Frohlich J, Chiang JN, Mediano PAM, Nespeca M, Saravanapandian V, Toker D, Dell'Italia J, Hipp JF, Jeste SS, Chu CJ, Bird LM, Monti MM

Functional and clinical studies reveal pathophysiological complexity of CLCN4-related neurodevelopmental condition.
Palmer EE, Pusch M, Picollo A, Forwood C, Nguyen MH, Suckow V, Gibbons J, Hoff A, Sigfrid L, Megarbane A, Nizon M, Cogné B, Beneteau C, Alkuraya FS, Chedrawi A, Hashem MO, Stamberger H, Weckhuysen S, Vanlander A, Ceulemans B, Rajagopalan S, Nunn K, Arpin S, Raynaud M, Motter CS, Ward-Melver C, Janssens K, Meuwissen M, Beysen D, Dikow N, Grimmel M, Haack TB, Clement E, McTague A, Hunt D, Townshend S, Ward M, Richards LJ, Simons C, Costain G, Dupuis L, Mendoza-Londono R, Dudding-Byth T, Boyle J, Saunders C, Fleming E, El Chehadeh S, Spitz MA, Piton A, Gerard B, Abi Warde MT, Rea G, McKenna C, Douzgou S, Banka S, Akman C, Bain JM, Sands TT, Wilson GN, Silvertooth EJ, Miller L, Lederer D, Sachdev R, Macintosh R, Monestier O, Karadurmus D, Collins F, Carter M, Rohena L, Willemsen MH, Ockeloen CW, Pfundt R, Kroft SD, Field M, Laranjeira FER, Fortuna AM, Soares AR, Michaud V, Naudion S, Golla S, Weaver DD, Bird LM, Friedman J, Clowes V, Joss S, Pölsler L, Campeau PM, Blazo M, Bijlsma EK, Rosenfeld JA, Beetz C, Powis Z, McWalter K, Brandt T, Torti E, Mathot M, Mohammad SS, Armstrong R, Kalscheuer VM

Variant-specific changes in RAC3 function disrupt corticogenesis in neurodevelopmental phenotypes.
Scala M, Nishikawa M, Ito H, Tabata H, Khan T, Accogli A, Davids L, Ruiz A, Chiurazzi P, Cericola G, Schulte B, Monaghan KG, Begtrup A, Torella A, Pinelli M, Denommé-Pichon AS, Vitobello A, Racine C, Mancardi MM, Kiss C, Guerin A, Wu W, Gabau Vila E, Mak BC, Martinez-Agosto JA, Gorin MB, Duz B, Bayram Y, Carvalho CMB, Vengoechea JE, Chitayat D, Tan TY, Callewaert B, Kruse B, Bird LM, Faivre L, Zollino M, Biskup S, Undiagnosed Diseases Network, Telethon Undiagnosed Diseases Program, Striano P, Nigro V, Severino M, Capra V, Costain G, Nagata KI

mTORC1 functional assay reveals SZT2 loss-of-function variants and a founder in-frame deletion.
Calhoun JD, Aziz MC, Happ HC, Gunti J, Gleason C, Mohamed N, Zeng K, Hiller M, Bryant E, Mithal DS, Bellinski I, Kinsley L, Grimmel M, Schwaibold EMC, Smith-Hicks C, Chassevent A, Scala M, Accogli A, Torella A, Striano P, Capra V, Bird LM, Ben-Sahra I, Ekhilevich N, Hershkovitz T, Weiss K, Millichap J, Gerard EE, Carvill GL

The MAP3K7 gene: Further delineation of clinical characteristics and genotype/phenotype correlations.
van Woerden GM, Senden R, de Konink C, Trezza RA, Baban A, Bassetti JA, van Bever Y, Bird LM, van Bon BW, Brooks AS, Guan Q, Klee EW, Marcelis C, Rosado JM, Schimmenti LA, Shikany AR, Terhal PA, Nicole Weaver K, Wessels MW, van Wieringen H, Hurst AC, Gooch CF, Steindl K, Joset P, Rauch A, Tartaglia M, Niceta M, Elgersma Y, Demirdas S

Longitudinal EEG model detects antisense oligonucleotide treatment effect and increased UBE3A in Angelman syndrome.
Spencer ER, Shi W, Komorowski RW, Gilbert JP, Ostrowski LM, Bird LM, Thibert R, Bao C, Molloy F, Calhoun M, Koirala S, Jafar-Nejad P, Rigo F, Kramer MA, Chu CJ

A unique pancreatic phenotype in a child with a WDR19-related ciliopathy: A case report and literature review of pancreatic involvement in ciliopathies.
Keyser MN, Huang M, Newton K, Benador N, Beauchamp-Walters J, Bird LM

The Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacology of a Ghrelin O-Acyltransferase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Miller JL, Lacroix A, Bird LM, Shoemaker AH, Haqq A, Deal CL, Clark KA, Ames MH, Suico JG, de la Peña A, Fortier C

Anxiety in Angelman Syndrome.
Grebe SC, Limon DL, McNeel MM, Guzick A, Peters SU, Tan WH, Sadhwani A, Bacino CA, Bird LM, Samaco RC, Berry LN, Goodman WK, Schneider SC, Storch EA

Electrophysiological Abnormalities in Angelman Syndrome Correlate With Symptom Severity.
Hipp JF, Frohlich J, Keute M, Tan WH, Bird LM

Clinical Characterization of Epilepsy in Children With Angelman Syndrome.
Cassater D, Bustamante M, Sach-Peltason L, Rotenberg A, Nespeca M, Tan WH, Bird LM, Hipp JF

Response to Hamosh et al.
Biesecker LG, Adam MP, Alkuraya FS, Amemiya AR, Bamshad MJ, Beck AE, Bennett JT, Bird LM, Carey JC, Chung B, Clark RD, Cox TC, Curry C, Dinulos MBP, Dobyns WB, Giampietro PF, Girisha KM, Glass IA, Graham JM Jr, Gripp KW, Haldeman-Englert CR, Hall BD, Innes AM, Kalish JM, Keppler-Noreuil KM, Kosaki K, Kozel BA, Mirzaa GM, Mulvihill JJ, Nowaczyk MJM, Pagon RA, Retterer K, Rope AF, Sanchez-Lara PA, Seaver LH, Shieh JT, Slavotinek AM, Sobering AK, Stevens CA, Stevenson DA, Tan TY, Tan WH, Tsai AC, Weaver DD, Williams MS, Zackai E, Zarate YA

Evaluating Sleep Disturbances in Children With Rare Genetic Neurodevelopmental Syndromes.
Veatch OJ, Malow BA, Lee HS, Knight A, Barrish JO, Neul JL, Lane JB, Skinner SA, Kaufmann WE, Miller JL, Driscoll DJ, Bird LM, Butler MG, Dykens EM, Gold JA, Kimonis V, Bacino CA, Tan WH, Kothare SV, Peters SU, Percy AK, Glaze DG

Ending a diagnostic odyssey: Moving from exome to genome to identify cockayne syndrome.
Friedman J, Bird LM, Haas R, Robbins SL, Nahas SA, Dimmock DP, Yousefzadeh MJ, Witt MA, Niedernhofer LJ, Chowdhury S

Syndromic neurodevelopmental disorder associated with de novo variants in DDX23.
Burns W, Bird LM, Heron D, Keren B, Ramachandra D, Thiffault I, Del Viso F, Amudhavalli S, Engleman K, Parenti I, Kaiser FJ, Wierzba J, Riedhammer KM, Liptay S, Zadeh N, Porrmann J, Fischer A, Gößwein S, McLaughlin HM, Telegrafi A, Langley KG, Steet R, Louie RJ, Lyons MJ

Delta power robustly predicts cognitive function in Angelman syndrome.
Ostrowski LM, Spencer ER, Bird LM, Thibert R, Komorowski RW, Kramer MA, Chu CJ

Rare deleterious mutations of HNRNP genes result in shared neurodevelopmental disorders.
Gillentine MA, Wang T, Hoekzema K, Rosenfeld J, Liu P, Guo H, Kim CN, De Vries BBA, Vissers LELM, Nordenskjold M, Kvarnung M, Lindstrand A, Nordgren A, Gecz J, Iascone M, Cereda A, Scatigno A, Maitz S, Zanni G, Bertini E, Zweier C, Schuhmann S, Wiesener A, Pepper M, Panjwani H, Torti E, Abid F, Anselm I, Srivastava S, Atwal P, Bacino CA, Bhat G, Cobian K, Bird LM, Friedman J, Wright MS, Callewaert B, Petit F, Mathieu S, Afenjar A, Christensen CK, White KM, Elpeleg O, Berger I, Espineli EJ, Fagerberg C, Brasch-Andersen C, Hansen LK, Feyma T, Hughes S, Thiffault I, Sullivan B, Yan S, Keller K, Keren B, Mignot C, Kooy F, Meuwissen M, Basinger A, Kukolich M, Philips M, Ortega L, Drummond-Borg M, Lauridsen M, Sorensen K, Lehman A, CAUSES Study, Lopez-Rangel E, Levy P, Lessel D, Lotze T, Madan-Khetarpal S, Sebastian J, Vento J, Vats D, Benman LM, Mckee S, Mirzaa GM, Muss C, Pappas J, Peeters H, Romano C, Elia M, Galesi O, Simon MEH, van Gassen KLI, Simpson K, Stratton R, Syed S, Thevenon J, Palafoll IV, Vitobello A, Bournez M, Faivre L, Xia K, SPARK Consortium, Earl RK, Nowakowski T, Bernier RA, Eichler EE

Developmental Skills of Individuals with Angelman Syndrome Assessed Using the Bayley-III.
Sadhwani A, Wheeler A, Gwaltney A, Peters SU, Barbieri-Welge RL, Horowitz LT, Noll LM, Hundley RJ, Bird LM, Tan WH

The STARS Phase 2 Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Gaboxadol in Angelman Syndrome.
Bird LM, Ochoa-Lubinoff C, Tan WH, Heimer G, Melmed RD, Rakhit A, Visootsak J, During MJ, Holcroft C, Burdine RD, Kolevzon A, Thibert RL

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