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Michael Watson, PhD, FACMG
Executive Director of ACMG

Michael S. Watson, FACMG, received his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham while focusing on human medical genetics and received his postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine where he remained as associate director of Clinical Cytogenetics (1985-1986). He was director of Clinical and Molecular Cytogenetics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics from 1986-2001 and is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) in Clinical Cytogenetics and as a PhD Medical Geneticist.

He served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Medical Genetics (1992-1998) and was Vice President for Laboratory Affairs, chair of the Laboratory Practice committee and co-chair of the Test and Technology Transfer Committee. He has chaired the ACMG Economics Committee and is chair of its Patent subcommittee. He was co-chair of the NIH/DOE Task Force on Genetic Testing from 1995 through 1997. As of 2001, he became an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine and Executive Director of the American College of Medical Genetics. In his current position, he is Project Director for a MCHB/HRSA contract to bring uniformity to newborn screening programs in the U.S.

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