About Us

The International Center for Types A and B Niemann-Pick Disease was established to provide information and support for patients with Types A and B NPD, as well as to scientists and physicians interested in these disorders. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization whose primary goals are to:

  1. promote medical research into the cause and treatment of Types A and B NPD,
  2. provide medical and educational information to assist in the correct diagnosis and referral of children with NPD,
  3. provide support to families of children with NPD,
  4. facilitate genetic counseling for parents who are known carriers of NPD, and
  5. encourage the sharing of research information among scientists.

Reaching the Center

Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine
1425 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10029

Schedule a Visit

We encourage all NPD patients to visit our General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Mount Sinai to get evaluated by our team of NPD experts. Generally, this involves a two- to three-day stay on the GCRC, which is a special unit of the hospital designed for such clinical studies. Hospitalization and other medical costs for these visits are free.

For additional information and to schedule a visit, please contact:

Dana Doheny, M.S., C.G.C.

Tel: (212) 659-6779