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Brian Kirmse

Brian Kirmse, MD


Dr. Kirmse joined Genome Medical Clinical in 2022 in order to collaborate with its genetic counseling team and help develop models of virtual treatment and chronic care for patients with genetic disorders. With extensive experience in newborn screening and pediatric rare disease medicine, his goal is to help realize a world in which a patient’s genomic information is used by providers and family at the earliest possible point to secure the greatest possible medical benefit in childhood and beyond.   

Born in Miami, Dr. Kirmse is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical geneticist who has spent the last 20 years taking care of kids with rare disorders, in particular those with inherited metabolic diseases. He completed medical school at the University of Miami (2001), Pediatric Residency at the University of Florida (2004) and Clinical Genetics (2007) and Clinical Biochemical Genetics (2010) Fellowships at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where remained as an Assistant Professor and Medical Director for the International Center for Fabry Disease until 2010. He then moved to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where he was medical director of the Newborn Screening Follow-up Program. During this time he also completed his Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research at the George Washington University. In 2015, he moved to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where he led the Newborn Screening and Inherited Metabolic Disorders Programs and was Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics. In Mississippi, he and his team expanded access to clinical genetic services throughout the state using telemedicine and other novel care delivery strategies.


Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics

Board Certified, American Board of Medical Genetics & Genomics (Clinical)

Board Certified, American Board of Medical Genetics & Genomics (Clinical Biochemical)

Honors and Awards

Innovation Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Resident as Teacher Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida

Excellence in Teaching Award, Aesculapian Society, LSU School of Medicine

Henry Stanford Scholarship, University of Miami, College of Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications

Genome sequencing as a first-line diagnostic test for hospitalized infants

Parents’ Perspectives on the Utility of Genomic Sequencing in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Return of non-ACMG recommended incidental genetic findings to pediatric patients: considerations and opportunities from experiences in genomic sequencing

Expanding clinical genetics services in a rural state in the post-genomic, technology-connected age: A dispatch from Mississippi

Asynchronous telemedicine for clinical genetics consultations in the NICU: a single center’s solution