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New President-Elect And Directors Elected To The American College Of Medical Genetics And Genomics (ACMG) Board Of Directors

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recently announced that six new directors have been elected to its Board.  The Board of Directors are active participants in serving as advocates for the ACMG and for advancing its policies and programs.

"It's a momentous time in medical genetics and genomics.  We are excited to add these exemplary individuals to our Board," said Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, ACMG Executive Director. "The College's Board consists of experienced and skilled individuals with diverse backgrounds within the genetics field to represent the broad range of work our members do.  Each new Board member brings unique talents, insights and experience that will continue to enhance the College's work."

All newly-elected directors will serve from April 2013-March 2019.

The newly-announced ACMG Directors are:

1.  Gerald Feldman, MD, PhD, FACMG is the ACMG President-Elect.  Dr. Feldman graduated from Indiana University, with a degree in Biological Sciences and later an MS degree in Medical Genetics. He subsequently received both his PhD in Human Genetics and his MD from Virginia Commonwealth University ( Medical College of Virginia). Dr. Feldman is board certified in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical/Molecular Genetics.

Dr. Feldman completed a residency in Pediatrics and fellowships in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical/Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the Department of Medical Genetics at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 1990 and Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1999, where he is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics and Medicine and Pathology. He is the Director of Clinical Genetics Services at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Division of Laboratory Genetics and Molecular Pathology at the Detroit Medical Center-University Laboratories.  He is the Program Director for the Newborn Screening Metabolic Management Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Feldman is also the Program Director for the Medical Genetics Residency and the Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship programs at the Detroit Medical Center/ Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Feldman divides his time between his clinical practice of medical genetics and inborn errors of metabolism, molecular diagnostics and medical genetics education and training.

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