Donald G Basel, MD

Clinical Genetics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2010
  • Medical Director, Genetics Center, Children’s Wisconsin
  • Co-program director, Neurofibromatosis and RASopathy, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor and Section Chief, Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Basel considers himself very fortunate to be able to do what he does. Not only does he get to work in a field that he is passionate about, but he is afforded the opportunity to meet people who have been searching for answers which we can frequently provide to help them understand why they have the health concerns that they do. Many of the disorders that we deal with have no cure, but being able to guide care that is available and see the impact it has on a patient’s life, is gratifying.


  • Clinical Genetics

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Genetics
  • Castello Syndrome
  • Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Genomic medicine
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Other Vasculopathies
  • RASopathy disorders
  • Schwannomatosis
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Education and Awards


  • 1994, University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences,


  • 2009, Oregon Health & Science University - Medical Genetics
  • 2010, Oregon Health & Science University - Pediatrics


  • 2007, University of Connecticut - mixed research-genetics


  • Milwaukee Magazine Best Doctors 
  • Best Doctors in America 
  • Milwaukee Best Doctors

Research and publications


  • PI : Developing a Skeletal Dysplasia Database
  • Co-PI on several research grants including Whole Genome Studies
  • Collaborative research in the fields of Neurofibromatosis and Connective Tissue Disorders