Dr. Gunay-Aygun specializes in genetic medicine and metabolic genetics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. She joined the medical staff in 2022 after 14 years as an attending physician at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Dr. Gunay-Aygun is a professor of pediatrics and genetic medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with inherited metabolic diseases.
Dr. Gunay-Aygun earned her medical degree from Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. She completed pediatrics and medical genetics residencies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and a biochemical genetics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. She has made numerous research contributions, especially in the study of inherited ciliopathies, for which she has earned international recognition.
Dr. Gunay-Aygun received the Innovative Leadership Award from Genetic Alliance, as well as the NHGRI Merit Award for her research on Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease/Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis.
She is a member of myriad professional organizations, including the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Pediatric Research and the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders.