Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D

Medical Director
Partner's Center for Human Genetics
United States

Dr. Korf received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. Prior to earning his medical degree, Dr. Korf completed a doctorate in genetics and cell biology from Rockefeller University. He completed a residency in neurology at Children's Hospital in Boston. where he served as chief resident. and a fellowship in genetics at Children's Hospital. He served as director of the Clinical Genetics Program and Associate Chief of the Division of Genetics at Children's Hospital until 1999. Currently he is medical director of the Partners Center for Human Genetics, with appointments at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a major role in teaching of medical students at Harvard Medical School, and has published a textbook of genetics (Human Genetics: A Problem-Based Approach, 2nd ed.. Blackwell Science). He is a member of the board of directors of the American College of Medical Genetics and is President-elect of the Association of Professors of Human or Medical Genetics. Dr. Korf's major research interest is the natural history and genetics of neurofibromatosis.