Gerard Vockley, MD, PhD

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Dr. Vockley, MD, PhD is the Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Professor of Human Genetics at the University’s Graduate School of Public Health.

Dr. Vockley earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Carnegie Mellon University and then received his Medical Degree and Doctorate in Genetics at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Denver Children’s Hospital and completed a Fellowship in Pediatrics and Human Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine.

In 1991, Dr. Vockley joined the faculty of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine where he was recognized for his research on inborn errors of fatty acid beta-oxidation and branched chain amino acid metabolism, leading him to establish Mayo’s Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic. His research interest in inborn errors of metabolism has led to the discovery of several new genes in metabolic pathways and redefined critical cellular processes. In recent years, Mayo’s Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic has identified and characterized the molecular basis of three new inborn errors of metabolism.

Dr. Vockley participates in several professional and scientific society memberships including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, American Society of Human Genetics, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. He also chairs the NIH advisory board that oversees the Human Genetic Cell Repository for the National Institute of General Medical Science and is an associate editor of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. He currently holds three NIH grants and has published more than 70 articles in leading genetic and biochemical journals.

Thank you Dr. Vockley for your many years of dedication towards the improvement of detection and treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. We wish you success in your future career and research. 



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Gerard Vockley, MD, PhD