Roberta A. Pagon

Roberta A. Pagon, MD

Professor, SOM: Pediatrics: Genetic Medicine: Genetic Medicine

Clinical Genetics

University of Washington
Box 358735
Seattle, WA 98195-8735
Phone: 206 221-4674

Dr. Pagon had over 35 years of clinical activity (1975 to 2010) at Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, and regional clinics in the states of Washington and Alaska. Her clinical interests were syndrome identification, inherited eye disorders, and disorders of sex differentiation.

In 1996 Dr. Pagon founded GeneReviews (, an NIH-funded, peer-reviewed point-of-care resource for clinicians that provides current, clinically relevant, medically actionable information on inherited conditions. From 1996 to 2017 Dr. Pagon served as Editor in Chief and PI of the NIH grants and contracts that support GeneReviews. She currently serves as a Senior Editor.

In 1992 she founded the GeneTests Laboratory Directory, serving as PI of the NIH grants and contracts that supported it until funding ceased in 2013.

She served of the Board of Directors, American Board of Medical Genetics (1998-2003); Board of Scientific Counselors, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (2000-2004); and Board of Directors, American Society of Human Genetics (2005-2007).

Awards include the American Society of Human Genetics 2006 Award for Excellence in Genetics Education and the 2009 March of Dimes Colonel Harland Sanders Life Time Achievement Award in Medical Genetics, awarded by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Faculty and Staff Directory

Division Chief

Bamshad, Michael J., MD


Adam, Margaret L.P., MD
Beck, Anita E., MD, PhD
Beier, David Randolph, MD, PhD
Bennett, James, MD PhD
Cherry, Timothy, PhD
Dipple, Katrina, MD
Dobyns, William B., MD
Doherty, Daniel A., MD, PhD
Glass, Ian A., MD, MB ChB
Hahn, Sihoun, MD, PhD
Hing, Anne V., MD
Lam, Christina, MD
Mefford, Heather C., MD, PhD
Merritt, J. Lawrence, MD
Millen, Kathleen J., PhD
Miller, Daniel G., MD, PhD
Mirzaa, Ghayda, MD
Osborne, William R.A., PhD
Pagon, Roberta A., MD
Scott, C. Ronald, MD
Sun, Angela, MD
Walker, Jr., William O., MD
Wallace, Stephanie E., MD


Aldinger, Kim, PhD
Carvill, Gemma, PhD
Chong, Jessica X, PhD
Gallego, Jabier, PhD
Geister, Krista, PhD
Ha, Seungshin, PhD
Myers, Candace, PhD
O'Day, Diana, PhD
Yu, Joon-Ho, MPH, PhD

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

Earl, Dawn L., ARNP

Genetic Counselors

Conta, Jessie, MS, CGC
Golden-Grant, Katie L, MS, CGC
Jamal, Seema M., MSc, CGC, CCGC
Ramsdell, Linda, MS, CGC
Schubert, Penny, MS, CGC
Sternen, Darci, MS, CGC
Uhrich, Stefanie, MS, CGC

Research Staff

Amell, Amanda M., BS
Bacus, Tamara J., BS
Bofferding, Kathryn, BS
Buckingham, Kati, BS
Buroker, Norman E., PhD
Cook, Joseph, MS
Dempsey, Jennifer C., MPH
Elliott, Susan E.
Frasher, Vicki A.
Garretson, Janet, MSW
Gildersleeve, Heidi, MS
Harrell, Tanya, BS
Heard, Jeff, BS
Heffernan, Janie, MS, RD
Huang, Jie-Yu, PhD
Lam, Jennfier P., MS
McMillin, Maggie J., BS
Musick, Katie, BA
Ogata, Beth, MS, RD, CSP
Person, Richard E.
Petek, Lisa, BS
Phelps, Ian, BS
Ragothaman, Kevin, BS
Shanker, Aditi, BA
Trahms, Cristine M., MS, RD
Wu, Zaining

Division Administrative Staff

Chin, Eileen, BA (Acc)
Sun , -Amy