Jeffrey M. Stajich, MA, PA-C
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Center for Human Genetics, Department of Medicine
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Durham, NC 27701

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Physician Assistant
Center for Human Genetics
Department of Medicine


Since 1981, Mr. Stajich has been a clinical and research physician assistant at the Duke University School of Medicine.  He has extensive experience in neurological disorders, particularly neuromuscular diseases and movement disorders.


PA, Bachelor of Health Science, Duke University Medical School, 1981

MA, Biology and Education, University of South Florida, 1975

BA, Zoology, University of South Florida, 1969

Representative Publications

Deak KL, Lemmers R, Stajich JM, Klooster R, Tawil R, Frants RR, Speer MC, van der Maarel SM, and Gilbert JM. Genotype-phenotype study in an FSHD family with a proximal deletion encompassing p13E-11 and D4Z4.Neurology, Feb 2007; 68: 578 - 582.

Hancock DB, Martin  ER, Mayhew GM, Stajich JM, Jewett R, Stacy MA, Scott BL, Vance JM and  Scott WK.  Pesticide exposure and risk of Parkinson's disease: a family-based case-control study. BMC Neurology, 8: 6-12; 2008 Mar.

Stamm D, Powell C, Stajich JM, Zismann VL, Stephan DA, Chesnut B, Aylsworth AS, Kahler SG, Deak KL, Gilbert JR, and Speer MC. Novel congenital myopathy locus identified in Native American Indians at 12q13.13-14.1. Neurology, 71: 1764-1769; 2008 Nov.

Edwards TL, Scott WK, Almonte C, Burt A, Powell EH, Beecham GW, Wang L, Zuchner S, Konidari I, Wang G, Singer C, Nahab F, Scott B, Stajich JM, Pericak-Vance M, Haines J, Vance J, and  Martin ER. Genome-wide association study confirms SNPs in SNCA and the MAPT region as common risk factors for Parkinson disease. Ann Hum Gen. 74(2):97-109, 2010 Mar.

Sarparanta J, Jonson PH, Golzio C, Sandell S, Luque H, Screen M, McDonald K, Stajich JM, Mahjneh I, Vihola A, Raheem, O, Penttila S, Hauser M, Katsanis N, and Udd B. Mutations affecting the cytoplasmic functions of the co-chaperone DNAJB6 cause limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Nat Gen (on-line); Feb 26, 2012.