Michael Georgieff, MD

Co-Director, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

Michael Georgieff, MD

United States

Michael K. Georgieff, MD, holds the position of the Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair in Pediatrics. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental Psychology, the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development.

Dr. Georgieff’s research focuses on fetal/neonatal nutrition and brain development, specifically on the effect of early life iron nutrition and neurocognitive function. He has been continuously funded in this field by the National Institutes of Health for 30 years and has published over 250 scientific articles. He advises the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health and UNICEF on nutrition and early child development.

Medical School Bio


MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Neonatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN