John M. Graham Jr., MD, ScD

Director, Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology

John M. Graham, Jr., MD, ScD is Director of the Division of Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology at Cedars-Sinai and Director of Clinical Training for the Medical Genetics Fellowship Training Program.

Board certified in both pediatrics and medical genetics, Dr. Graham is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Human Genetics, American College of Medical Genetics, American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, Society for the Study of Behavioral Phenotypes and the Teratology Society.

Dr. Graham's background in public health, communication disorders, developmental pediatrics and dysmorphology has helped to branch his research into a wide variety of medical conditions that lead to developmental disabilities. He also has a research interests in various teratologic disorders and craniofacial disorders, such as craniosynostosis, plagiocephaly, cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia and microtia. Additional research interests include the genetics of mental retardation and common birth defect syndromes. He has written well over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and recently revised his book, Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Deformation.

Dr. Graham received his undergraduate and Doctor of Science degrees from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his pediatrics residency at Boston Children's Hospital, a Dysmorphology fellowship at University of Washington at Seattle, and a Developmental Disabilities fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.

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