GOSH tribute to Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz

GOSH issued the following statement:

"It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the death of Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz, Clinical and Molecular Geneticist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

“Maria was a true leader in her field, a very valued colleague, and internationally recognised for her contributions to genetics. Her important work focused on children and adults with sight and hearing loss. It included pioneering research into the genetic causes of deafness in children and therapies that she hoped would one day restore vision. She was a genuine advocate for her patients and an articulate voice who tirelessly pushed for greater support for children affected by sight and hearing impairments.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Maria's family and friends at this very difficult time.”