Katherine A. High

Katherine A. High is an American doctor who is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania . She is currently the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Spark Therapeutics . High earned at AB in chemistry at the Harvard College in 1972 and a MD in 1978 at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine . She did her training in hematology with Edward J. Benz, Jr. at Yale University . [1]

Her work is focused on the use of gene therapy for hemophilia. She was the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute . [2] [3] High is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences


  1. Jump up^ Wilson, James M. (1 December 2016). “Interview with Katherine A. High, MD” . Human Gene Therapy Clinical Development . 27 (4): 127-131. doi : 10.1089 / humc.2016.29021.int . ISSN  2324-8637 . Retrieved 1 October 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ “Katherine High” (PDF) . Retrieved 1 October 2017 .
  3. Jump up^ “Katherine A. High, MD – IHG Symposium 2015” . IHG Symposium 2015 . September 1, 2015 . Retrieved 1 October 2017 .

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