Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director for Sanford Imagenetics Research Center on Genomic & Molecular Medicine and Executive Clinical Director of the Sanford Genetics Laboratories, Sanford Health

As a physician–scientist, Neal has focused on genetic medicine, namely, precision medicine and precision prevention. At Sanford Health, he has pioneered an approach to precision prevention. Neal received his MD and PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He trained in Pediatrics at the University of Washington and in Clinical Genetics at the University of Toronto. He completed postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also served as clinical and research faculty. He has characterized the genetic basis and the molecular pathophysiology of several disorders and promoted novel therapeutic interventions, co-founded the Rare Disease Foundation, and developed and directed the research laboratory of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at NIH where he pioneered a scalable model for translational research and precision medicine.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Aleks Rajkovic, Chief Genomics Officer (CGO), UCSF Health and Cornelius F. Boerkoel Executive Clinical Director of the Sanford Genetics Laboratories, Sanford Health will discuss the topics of clinical genomics within Medical Centers, different models of delivering genomic medicine, and challenges that different type of Health systems are facing with clinical genetics. They will highlight the Sanford experience, UCSF experience and touch upon current efforts and the future of clinical genomics in the context of clinical utility and validity.

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