Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Director, UCLA Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories, Director, Clinical Genomics Center, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Wayne W. Grody, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories and Clinical Genomics Center within the UCLA Medical Center, one of the first such facilities in the country to offer DNA-based tests for diagnosis of a wide variety of genetic, infectious, and neoplastic diseases, as well as DNA fingerprinting and clinical-grade whole-genome DNA sequencing for undiagnosed disorders. He is also an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics, specializing in the care of patients with or at risk for genetic disorders. He served as a member of the NIH-DOE Task Force on Genetic Testing, and was the working group chair for development of national guidelines for cystic fibrosis and factor V-Leiden mutation screening. He was the founding chair of the Advisory Committee on Genomic Medicine for the entire VA healthcare system, and he is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Medical Genetics.