Welcome to the Division of Medical Genetics


Research faculty cover most areas of Human and Medical Genetics and modern molecular biology. Fifteen members of our faculty are Diplomats of the American Board of Medical Genetics. Six are members of the National Academy of Sciences.


The program is designed to train individuals for academic careers in human and medical genetics. The philosophy of the program is to use the most advanced concepts and techniques of genetics and cellular/molecular biology in the elucidation of problems in human and medical genetics. Research as well as clinical competence is stressed. Research activities span a wide spectrum of topics in basic and clinical human genetics. Funded training positions are available.

Genetic Medicine Clinic

The Medical Genetics Counseling and Diagnostic Center has specialists with training in numerous areas of Medical Genetics.

Medical Genetics Faculty, Fellows & Staff: 2014

Medical Genetics Faculty Openings

The University of Washington Department of Medicine is recruiting for two (2) full-time faculty positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine. These positions are a 12-month, multi-year appointment with tenure/tenure-track or without tenure due to funding, depending on qualifications. Research faculty track positions are not eligible for tenure.

Successful candidates for this position will have an M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. degree (or foreign equivalent), clinical expertise in genetics, and will be expected to carry out a successful research program. Highly translational PhD (or foreign equivalent) scientists may be considered. Although candidates with productive research programs in translational genetics/genomics and/or precision medicine will be prioritized, investigators engaged in gene therapy research may also be considered.

Click here to view the job postings:

The position will remain open until filled. Send CV and 1-2 page letter of interest to:

Medical Genetics Faculty Search
c/o Sara Carlson
Division of Medical Genetics
University of Washington


Medical Genetics News

Stanley Gartler to receive Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting.

The American Society of Human Genetics Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education has been renamed the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education.

Fuki Hisama, Gail Jarvik, and Virginia Sybert were recognized in the July 2015 issue of Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors.
Seattle Magazine's Top Doctors 2015

NEJM Special Report by Barbara Evans, Wylie Burke, and Gail Jarvik
The FDA and Genomic Tests-Getting Regulation Right

Congratulations to Wylie Burke, one of two UW Medicine Excellence in Mentoring award winners for 2015

K250 Conference Room

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