Charles J. Epstein, M.D.

Charles J. Epstein was educated at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, in medical genetics at the University of Washington, and in biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health. Since 1967, he has been at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is now Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics, and Co-Director of the UCSF Program in Human Genetics.

Dr. Epstein is currently the President-Elect of the American College of Medical Genetics and is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He has served as President of the American Society of Human Genetics, President of the American Board of Medical Genetics, Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Medical Genetics, Editor of the American Journal of Human Genetics, and as a member of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (the RAC) of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Epstein’s major research interests have been in the biochemistry and genetics of early embryonic development, the pathogenesis of Down syndrome, and genetic approaches to the study of free radical defense mechanisms.

Dept. Pediatrics

Division of Medical Genetics

Univ. of California, San Fransisco Medical School


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