Physicians Making a Difference!

The Professional Membership is an opportunity for professionals such as physicians to get involved with TSF to advance our mission. Allied health professionals are poised to  improve resources and support for improved quality and access to care for individuals with Turner Syndrome! Here you will meet physicians who are making a difference.

Physician Spotlight

Dr. Mary Gwyn Roper, Pediatric Endocrinologist is TSF’s newest Professional Member who is working to make a difference. Diagnosed at two years old, Dr. Roper became passionate about becoming a physician through her experiences growing up. Dr. Roper has contributed in the past by giving webinar presentations, providing peer review, and more. We are pleased to share that Dr. Roper is serving as a professional member and a member of the Medical Advisory Board!

Dr. Roper is working on several projects with TSF. The first is producing patient and caregiver resources so that information will be easily accessible. Additionally, Dr. Roper is involved in engaging other health care providers in advocacy. Finally, at this time we are collaborating to develop physician education to increase the understanding of TS and improve patient care.


“Congenital or acquired cardiovascular diseases cause increased mortality and morbidity in Turner Syndrome patients. Improving their cardiovascular health through collaboration, research, awareness and advocacy can improve their overall outcomes.”

– Dr. Sheetal Patel, Chairperson, Turner Syndrome Council on Cardiology

 The Turner Syndrome Council on Cardiology (COC) is an initiative of the Turner Syndrome Foundation dedicated to improving cardiac care outcomes that can save lives. A multi-disciplinary faculty of experts join to address complex issues and core objectives through an online activity for all medical professionals. Learn more.

How to Get Involved

When you join the TSF Professional Membership, you can become involved and benefit from networking, collaboration and improving Turner Syndrome care, like the providers featured here. Complete the application to let us know about your experience and interests. Your $100 annual membership fee will contribute to sustaining our mission.

Some opportunities include:

  • Advisory
  • Leadership
  • Presentations
  • Writing
  • Peer Review
  • And more!


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