Julie Fleischer, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Genetics and Metabolism

    About me

    Dr. Julie Fleischer is an assistant professor in clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine specializing in genetics.  She received her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA and completed a pediatric residency at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  She practiced general pediatrics for 12 years before seeking additional training in genetics to provide more in depth care for children with genetic diseases. She completed her clinical genetics fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr Fleischer is board certified in pediatrics, and has special interest in developmental delays, autism, connective tissue disorders, metabolic disorders and complex genetic disorders.



    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Medical School
    Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Undergraduate Degree
    Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
    St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO - Pediatrics
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO - Genetics


    • Chilton, I., V. Okur, G. Vitiello, A. Selicorni, M. Mariani, A. Goldenberg, T. Husson, D. Campion, K. D. Lichtenbelt, K. van Gassen, M. Steinraths, J. Rice, E. R. Roeder, R. O. Littlejohn, M. Srour, G. Sebire, A. Accogli, D. Héron, S. Heide, C. Nava, C. Depienne, A. Larson, D. Niyazov, M. Azage, G. Hoganson, J. Burton, E. T. Rush, J. L. Jenkins, C. J. Saunders, I. Thiffault, J. T. Alaimo, J. Fleischer, D. Groepper, K. W. Gripp and W. K. Chung (2020). "De novo heterozygous missense and loss-of-function variants in CDC42BPB are associated with a neurodevelopmental phenotype." Am J Med Genet A 182(5): 962-973.  PMID: 32031333
    • Burton, B. K., J. Charrow, G. E. Hoganson, J. Fleischer, D. K. Grange, S. R. Braddock, L. Hitchins, R. Hickey, K. M. Christensen, D. Groepper, H. Shryock, P. Smith, R. Shao and K. Basheeruddin (2020). "Newborn Screening for Pompe Disease in Illinois: Experience with 684,290 Infants." Int J Neonatal Screen 6(1): 4.  PMID: 33073003
    • Zhang, S. Q., J. Fleischer, H. Al-Kateb, Y. Mito, I. Amarillo and M. Shinawi (2020). "Intragenic CNTN4 copy number variants associated with a spectrum of neurobehavioral phenotypes." Eur J Med Genet 63(3): 103736.  PMID: 31422286
    • Burton, B. K., G. E. Hoganson, J. Fleischer, D. K. Grange, S. R. Braddock, R. Hickey, L. Hitchins, D. Groepper, K. M. Christensen, A. Kirby, C. Moody, H. Shryock, L. Ashbaugh, R. Shao and K. Basheeruddin (2019). "Population-Based Newborn Screening for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II in Illinois: The First Year Experience." J Pediatr 214: 165-167.e161.  PMID: 31477379
    • Song, M., A. Franco, J. A. Fleischer, L. Zhang and G. W. Dorn, 2nd (2017). "Abrogating Mitochondrial Dynamics in Mouse Hearts Accelerates Mitochondrial Senescence." Cell Metab 26(6): 872-883.e875.  PMID: 29107503
    • Franco, A., R. N. Kitsis, J. A. Fleischer, E. Gavathiotis, O. S. Kornfeld, G. Gong, N. Biris, A. Benz, N. Qvit, S. K. Donnelly, Y. Chen, S. Mennerick, L. Hodgson, D. Mochly-Rosen and G. W. Dorn, II (2016). "Correcting mitochondrial fusion by manipulating mitofusin conformations." Nature 540(7631): 74-79.  PMID: 27775718
    • Fleischer, J. A. and C. M. Lockwood (2014). "Newborn screening by whole-genome sequencing: ready for prime time?" Clin Chem 60(9): 1243-1244.  PMID: 25170170
    • Rattner, S. L., J. A. Fleischer and B. L. Davidson (1996). "Tuberculin positivity and patient contact in healthcare workers in the urban United States." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 17(6): 369-371.  PMID: 8805069
    • Strunk, R. C., J. A. Fleischer, Y. Katz and F. S. Cole (1994). "Developmentally regulated effects of lipopolysaccharide on biosynthesis of the third component of complement and factor B in human fibroblasts and monocytes." Immunology 82(2): 314-320.  PMID: 7927503



    Best Abstract in Basic Science, Department of Pediatrics Research Retreat, Washington University School of Medicine, 2016