Ghayda Mirzaa, MD

Ghayda Mirzaa, MD


On staff since September 2012

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research


  • Catherine Federal way WA 12.27.14

    She is a wonderful blend of knowledge, compasion, and bed side manor. She actually talks to and interacts With my son. She has also never down played my need For answers. Wonderful DR!


Board Certification(s)

Clinical Genetics (MD)
Clinical Molecular Genetics

Medical/Professional School

Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain


Pediatrics, University of Illinois Chicago - Pediatric Dept., Chicago


Clinical Genetics, University of Chicago , Chicago
University of Washington, Seattle

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Honorary Mention for significant contribution 34th David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis 2013
2013 John M Opitz Young Investigator Award for best publication in 2013 by a young investigator American Journal of Medical Genetics 2013
The Peter Duncan Fellow Award 33rd David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogeneisis 2012


  • Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
    Institutional Protocol to Manage Consanguinity Detected by Genetic Testing in Pregnancy in a Minor
    Pediatrics , 2015
  • Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
    PI3K/AKT pathway mutations cause a spectrum of brain malformations from megalencephaly to focal cortical dysplasia
    Brain , 2015
  • Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
    An integrative computational approach for prioritization of genomic variants
    PLoS One , 2014 Dec. 15 : 9(12)
  • Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
    Five children with deletions of 1p34.3 encompassing AGO1 and AGO3
    Eur J Hum Genet. , 2014 Oct.
  • Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
    A drosophila genetic resource of mutants to study mechanisms underlying human genetic diseases
    Cell , 2014 Sept. 25 : 159(1)200-14
  • Ghayda Mirzaa, MD
    Malformations of cortical development and epilepsy
    Wyllies treatment of epilepsy: principles and practice (6th edition) , 2014


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Megalencephaly-polymicrogyria-polydactyly-hydrocephalus syndrome (MPPH): 3 genes, evidence for mosaicism, familial recurrence and genotype-phenotype analysis 35th David W. Smith Workshops on Malformations and Morphogenesis 2014
Molecular insights into mosaic megalencephaly syndromes 34th David W. Smith Workshops on Malformations and Morphogenesis 2013
The extremes of brain size: megalencephaly (MEG) -- new genes, new pathways, overlapping phenotypes The Pacific Northwest Neurology Exchange 2013