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Walla Al-Hertani | Education

Undergraduate School

Dalhousie University

1999, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Graduate School

Dalhousie University

2001, Dalhousie University, Canada

Medical School

Dalhousie University

2005, Dalhousie University, Canada


University of Ottawa, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

2010, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children

2012, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Walla Al-Hertani | Professional History

Dr. Walla Al-Hertani is a Medical Biochemical Geneticist and a Clinical Geneticist practicing at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Al-Hertani received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, followed by the completion of her Clinical Genetics residency in Ottawa and a Biochemical Genetics fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. She is currently the Director of the Lysosomal Diseases Program, Glycogen Storage Diseases Program and the Assistant director of the Metabolism program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is actively involved with a number of clinical trials investigating innovative therapies for rare diseases.

Dr. Al-Hertani also specializes in inborn errors off metabolism, lysosomal storage diseases, Glycogen Storage Diseases, Gaucher disease, Pompe Disease, Niemann Pick Disease Type C, MPSI, MPSII, MPSIII, MPSIVA, MPSVI, GSD1a, GSD1b, GSD3, GSD6, GSD9, Methylmalonic acidemia, Propionic acidemia, X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy, Peroxisomal disorders, Mitochondrial disorders and Genetic disorders

Walla Al-Hertani | Publications