Dr. Reed E. Pyeritz
2018 Heritable Aortic Disorders Symposium
Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.
About Dr. Reed Pyeritz:
Dr. Pyeritz Is the William Smilow Professor of Medicine and Professor of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pyeritz has long been recognized as an international authority on the genetics of cardiovascular disorders, especially the Marfan syndrome and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). He founded the National Marfan Foundation (now the Marfan Foundation) in 1979 and continues to see patients, conduct research and educate health professionals at all levels of their careers. Dr. Pyeritz is the co-editor of the standard text in his field, Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics, the 6th edition of which was published in 2014 and the 7th edition is in preparation. In 1991, he was one of the founders of the American College of Medical Genetics and became its 2nd president. He also served as the president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics. For over a decade, he has been identified as a top doctor by Philadelphia Magazine and as one of Castle & Connelly’s top physicians in the USA. He served in the
U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel and was on active duty during Operation Desert Storm.