William Rhead, MD, PhD

William Rhead, MD, PhD

Section Chief for Pediatric Medical Genetics at MCW

"I have the honor of responsibility in caring for children and adults with genetic and metabolic diseases and hope to provide them with the best care they can obtain anywhere in the country. My areas of interest include the fatty acid oxidation diseases and the mitochondrial electron transport chain defects."

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  • Genetics
  • Pediatric Genetics

Board Certification

  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  • Clinical Medical Genetics
  • Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Diseases & Conditions

  • Fatty Acid Oxidation Disease
  • Genetics and Birth Defects
  • Intellectual Disabilities and Learning Challenges
  • Mitochondrial Disorders

Treatments & Services

  • Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling
  • Genetic Testing


Education / Training
  • Residency in Pediatrics - North Carolina Memorial Hospital - Chapel Hill (1975-1977)
  • Research Fellowship - University of California, San Diego Medical Center (1974-1975)
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine - La Jolla (1974)
  • Ph.D. - University of California, San Diego School of Medicine - La Jolla (1974)
  • Fellow in Human Genetics and Pediatrics - Yale University School of Medicine - New Haven, CT (1977-1979)
  • MPH - Yale University - New Haven, CT (1969)

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