Research And Education

Among the division's current research pursuits, Dr. Galvin-Parton is involved in a study of the use of biopterin in patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). In 2007 Stony Brook became part of an expanded access program for biopterin, a vitamin supplement that has shown promise for PKU. We also are developing a double-blind clinical study of patients who may not respond to biopterin in terms of lowering their phenylalanine level but report feeling better and being able to concentrate better.

Dr. McGovern has recently completed a Phase I clinical trial of enzyme replacement for Niemann Pick disease Type B. Dr. Ozturk Monteleone is currently involved in the writing of protocols and grants to be used by the Cancer Center’s Multidisciplinary Practice.

Division faculty teach medical students and residents through the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Education of patients, parents and the community is ongoing. Dr. Galvin-Parton has conducted classes on genetics testing for the Stony Brook Mini Medical School.

Stony Brook Children's Services is offering Telehealth services which will allow our patients to receive our high-quality care from the safety and privacy of their home.

To see if your pediatric needs can be met virtually, please call Stony Brook Children's Service at (631) 444-KIDS.

If you have already booked a Telehealth visit and have questions about connecting to Microsoft Teams for your visit, please call one of our representatives at (631) 638-0597 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. They will be happy to assist you. If you require support outside of these hours, please visit

Cómo unirse a su visita médica de telesalud de Stony Brook con la aplicación Microsoft Teams