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Bendy Wendy and the (Almost) Invisible Genetic Syndrome: A story of one tween's diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / joint hypermobility Paperback – October 27, 2017
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About the Author
Brad T Tinkle, M.D., Ph.D., is the Medical Director of Clinical Genetics at Advocate Children's Hospital in the Chicago, Illinois area. Previously, Dr. Tinkle served as a clinical and clinical molecular geneticist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Dr. Brad, as he's called by many of his patients, specializes in caring for individuals with heritable connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, Marfan syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, and achondroplasia among the many. While at CCHMC, he served as director of the Skeletal Dysplasia Center, co-director of the Marfan/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome clinic, as well as director of the Connective Tissue Clinics. In addition, he served as associate director in the Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory. He earned a Bachelor's in Science for Engineering (BSE) in genetic engineering from Purdue University in 1989 and received his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the George Washington University in the District of Columbia in 1995. Dr. Brad then attended medical school at Indiana University and completed a pediatric/clinical genetics residency at CCHMC. He also finished a fellowship in clinical molecular genetics at CCHMC following residency. Currently, Dr. Tinkle is board certified in pediatrics and clinical genetics. He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Network of the Ehlers-Danlos Society. Dr. Tinkle has authored medical articles, book chapters, and two books on EDS: "Issues and Management of Joint Hypermobility.." (2008) and "The Joint Hypermobility Handbook" (2010) and is internationally recognized as an expert in the care and management of those with EDS. The Ehlers-Danlos Society awarded Tinkle with the Community Choice Award in 2016. In 2017, he served as editor as well as author and co-author of a supplement for the American Journal of Medical Genetics titled "The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: Reports from the International Consortium on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes." The Ehlers-Danlos Society honored Dr. Tinkle in 2017 with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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