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Apostolos "Paul" Psychogios, MD, FACMGG, Division Chief


precision medicine, medical genetics and genomic medicine, molecular genetics and genomics, whole exome and genome sequencing, undiagnosed disorders and medical Odyssey, birth defects, pediatric syndromes, developmental delay, autism, familial lung disease, cardiovascular disorders, aneurysms, familial cancer, obesity, overgrowth, failure to thrive, neurological disorders, connective tissue disorders, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hearing loss, vision loss, renal disorders, ciliopathies, telomere disorders, and scientific wellness. 


Apostolos "Paul" Psychogios, MD, FACMGG is the chief of the department of medical genetics at Dayton Children's Hospital. 

education and training

  • medical school: University of Athens, Greece
  • internship: Northeast Ohio Medical University - internal medicine
  • residency: New York Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York - medical (clinical genetics)
  • fellowship: Harvard Medical School - molecular genetics
  • board certification: Medical Clinical Genetics

publications and presentations

  • De novo missense variants in MEIS2 recapitulate the microdeletion phenotype of cardiac and palate abnormalities, developmental delay, intellectual disability and dysmorphic features. Douglas G, Cho MT, Telegrafi A, Winter S, Carmichael J, Zackai EH, Deardorff MA, Harr M, Williams L, Psychogios A, Erwin AL, Grebe T, Retterer K, Juusola J. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 Sep;176(9):1845-1851. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.40368. Epub 2018 Jul 28. PMID: 30055086
  • POGZ truncating alleles cause syndromic intellectual disability. White J, Beck CR, Harel T, Posey JE, Jhangiani SN, Tang S, Farwell KD, Powis Z, Mendelsohn NJ, Baker JA, Pollack L, Mason KJ, Wierenga KJ, Arrington DK, Hall M, Psychogios A, Fairbrother L, Walkiewicz M, Person RE, Niu Z, Zhang J, Rosenfeld JA, Muzny DM, Eng C, Beaudet AL, Lupski JR, Boerwinkle E, Gibbs RA, Yang Y, Xia F, Sutton VR. Genome Med. 2016 Jan 6;8(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s13073-015-0253-0. PMID: 26739615
  • Genetic testing for dilated cardiomyopathy in clinical practice. Lakdawala NK, Funke BH, Baxter S, Cirino AL, Roberts AE, Judge DP, Johnson N, Mendelsohn NJ, Morel C, Care M, Chung WK, Jones C, Psychogios A, Duffy E, Rehm HL, White E, Seidman JG, Seidman CE, Ho CY. J Card Fail. 2012 Apr;18(4):296-303. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2012.01.013. Epub 2012 Feb 15. PMID: 22464770
  • Hereditary disorders of connective tissue: a guide to the emerging differential diagnosis. Murphy-Ryan M, Psychogios A, Lindor NM. Genet Med. 2010 Jun;12(6):344-54. doi: 10.1097/GIM.0b013e3181e074f0. PMID: 20467323

awards, honors or organizations


  • American Medical Association
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • American College of Medical Genetics

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

studying the molecular basis of disease can help me to provide accurate, individualized, and transformational care to all patients and their families. 

I like working with kids because...

I love them. Working with kids and their families offer me the daily opportunity to become a better person and provider for our community.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

of its recognizable brand and wonderful cadre of committed professionals, staff, and leadership to world-class and individualized health care for all.

Dayton Children's is special because...

you feel safe and at home anytime you are here.

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