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Robert D Steiner MD FAAP

Research


Marshfield Center

“I take great pleasure in caring for patients identified with genetic conditions through newborn screening, thereby preventing serious disability.”​​​



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  • Primary Location

    Address

    1000 N OAK AVE
    MARSHFIELD, WI 54449

  • Appointment Phone

    (715)221-7400

Additional Information

  • Professional Societies

    American Academy of Pediatrics American Association for the Advancement of Science American College of Medical Genetics American Medical Association American Society of Human Genetics Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Society for Pediatric Research Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism

    Board Certifications

    Clinical Genetics (M.D.): 1993, recertified 2010 Pediatrics: 1990, recertified 2011

    State Licenses

    Oregon
  • Education

    Medical School:
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, United States, M.D., 1987

    Residency:
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States, Pediatrics, 1990

    Fellowship:
    University of Washington - Medical Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Genetics, 1992

Provider Bio

​​Dr. Robert Steiner is particularly passionate about newborn screening because it can prevent serious illnesses, disability, and even death from occurring. As a medical geneticist, he treats children with rare, inherited metabolic diseases such as Phenylketonuria (PKU). Some of the conditions in which he is an expert are treatable, but only optimally if caught in the newborn period, he emphasized.

“Take PKU, for example. Before the 1960’s, a child with PKU would go on to be profoundly intellectually disabled, with an IQ less than 20,” he said. “Adults with untreated PKU couldn’t do anything to help care for themselves. Now, with treatments that are effective because of newborn screening, these individuals are healthy and have normal development.”

Dr. Steiner was recruited to Marshfield Clinic to serve as the executive director of Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. He accepted the position because of the outstanding reputation of the Clinic and the Research Foundation, and the opportunity to return to Wisconsin. He is a native of Milwaukee.

“I’m also continuing to see patients, so I try to stay up-to-date on developing therapies. I have the luxury of being able to spend as much time as needed with my patients,” he noted.

Dr. Steiner earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison. He completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a fellowship in genetics at University of Washington-Medical Center/Seattle Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

He and his wife, Sandra (Sam), have four children. He enjoys family activities, bicycling and skiing.

If you are interested in learning more about how to support Dr. Steiner’s work, please contact Pete Schmeling, Development officer at schmeling.pete@marshfieldclinic.org or 715-389-3238.​

Robert D Steiner MD FAAP

Research


Marshfield Center

“I take great pleasure in caring for patients identified with genetic conditions through newborn screening, thereby preventing serious disability.”​​​



REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
  • Primary Location

    Address

    1000 N OAK AVE
    MARSHFIELD, WI 54449

  • Appointment Phone

    (715)221-7400

Additional Information

  • Professional Societies

    American Academy of Pediatrics American Association for the Advancement of Science American College of Medical Genetics American Medical Association American Society of Human Genetics Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Society for Pediatric Research Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism

    Board Certifications

    Clinical Genetics (M.D.): 1993, recertified 2010 Pediatrics: 1990, recertified 2011

    State Licenses

    Oregon
  • Education

    Medical School:
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, United States, M.D., 1987

    Residency:
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States, Pediatrics, 1990

    Fellowship:
    University of Washington - Medical Center, Seattle, WA, United States, Genetics, 1992

Provider Bio

​​Dr. Robert Steiner is particularly passionate about newborn screening because it can prevent serious illnesses, disability, and even death from occurring. As a medical geneticist, he treats children with rare, inherited metabolic diseases such as Phenylketonuria (PKU). Some of the conditions in which he is an expert are treatable, but only optimally if caught in the newborn period, he emphasized.

“Take PKU, for example. Before the 1960’s, a child with PKU would go on to be profoundly intellectually disabled, with an IQ less than 20,” he said. “Adults with untreated PKU couldn’t do anything to help care for themselves. Now, with treatments that are effective because of newborn screening, these individuals are healthy and have normal development.”

Dr. Steiner was recruited to Marshfield Clinic to serve as the executive director of Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. He accepted the position because of the outstanding reputation of the Clinic and the Research Foundation, and the opportunity to return to Wisconsin. He is a native of Milwaukee.

“I’m also continuing to see patients, so I try to stay up-to-date on developing therapies. I have the luxury of being able to spend as much time as needed with my patients,” he noted.

Dr. Steiner earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison. He completed a pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a fellowship in genetics at University of Washington-Medical Center/Seattle Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

He and his wife, Sandra (Sam), have four children. He enjoys family activities, bicycling and skiing.

If you are interested in learning more about how to support Dr. Steiner’s work, please contact Pete Schmeling, Development officer at schmeling.pete@marshfieldclinic.org or 715-389-3238.​