About the Pediatric Division of Genetics

The Genetics Division is actively involved in clinical care, research, teaching and service. The Division sees more than 4,000 patients per year in a variety of clinics, primarily as outpatients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD), but also throughout Southern California, and in Mexico. The Division has an active inpatient consult service, and also sees more than 500 inpatients per year. Faculty members in the Division presently hold more than $5 million in grants and contracts, and have published over 60 original articles and chapters within the last two years. 

Division faculty are actively engaged in teaching at all training levels, including graduate and medical students, residents and fellows, and community physicians. The Division has several internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields. Many of the faculty has held leadership positions in national organizations, including most notably the Presidencies of the American College of Medical Genetics (Dr. Jones) and the American Society of Gene Therapy (Dr. Friedmann). A number of faculty members are on the editorial boards of leading Genetics journals (Dr. La Spada, Human Molecular Genetics). 

There have been a number of significant developments for the Division within the past two years, including: the establish-ment of an accredited Clinical Genetics fellowship training program that participates in the annual Match, accepting one fellow per year, for the last two years; receipt of extramural grant awards totaling more than $5 million, making the Division a leader in acquisition of research funding for the Department; and bestowing of numerous national and international awards on Division faculty in recognition of outstanding contributions to academic research and clinical medicine.