Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD

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Chairperson of the Medical Advisory Committee
Birmingham, Alabama

Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, is one of the leading clinical experts and clinical researchers in the field of neurofibromatosis (NF) and has worked with the Foundation for over 25 years. He has served as Chair of the Foundation's Clinical Care Advisory Board and as Chair of the Foundation's Medical Policy Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. 

Dr. Korf is chair of the Department of Genetics and director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Korf holds the Wayne H. Finley and Sara Crews Finley Chair of Medical Genetics at UAB. Before joining UAB, Korf was medical director of the Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics, a program devoted to integrating genetics into medical practice for major Harvard-affiliated hospitals in Boston.

After receiving undergraduate and medical degrees from Cornell University and a PhD from Rockefeller University, Dr. Korf completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in genetics at Children's Hospital, Boston, as well as a residency in neurology in the Longwood Area Neurology Training Program at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in pediatrics, neurology (child neurology), clinical genetics, cytogenetics, and clinical molecular genetics.

Dr. Korf is past president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, past president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. He also has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Dr. Korf is the author or co-author of four books and numerous scientific articles, including, Neurofibromatosis: A Handbook for Patients, Families, and Health Care Professionals. He serves on the editorial boards Current Protocols in Human Genetics and Annual Reviews of Genetics and Genomics.

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