Wayne Grody MD, PhD

Title: Physician
Company: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Wayne Grody MD, PhD, Physician at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pathology, laboratory medicine and pediatric medicine.

Skilled in the field of medicine, Dr. Grody has contributed to the field not just by being an educator and physician, but also in his research. His research into molecular genetics, especially concerning cancer and AIDS has been instrumental in the field. In addition, his application of molecular biology to clinical diagnosis and genetic screening is also widely appreciated. For his work in these respects, Dr. Grody has received numerous awards, including the Leader Award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology as well as being named One of American’s Top Doctors since 2001. Furthermore, he has received the Leadership Award from the Association for Molecular Pathology in 2012, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathology in 2010 and the Stop Cancer Foundation Research Award in 1998 among many other accolades.

In his current role, Dr. Grody has taught as a professor in the departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics and Human Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 1997. He has been with the institution since the inception of his career, completing a residency, internship and fellowship after receiving a medical license. In 1987, Dr. Grody began his work as an educator, becoming an assistant professor and moved through the ranks to his current standing. Since 197, he has also served as the Director of the DNA Diagnostic Laboratory at the institution. Outside of these endeavors, Dr. Grody has been an integral figure with the US Food and Drug Administration, the California children’s Services, and a medical and technical consultant for NBC, CBS, Fox, Universal, Tri-Star and a number of other media outlets.

Moved to become a doctor at an early age, Dr. Grody first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He received an MD from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1977 and later earned a PhD from the institution in 1981. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology and the American Board for Medical Genetics. In addition to these roles, Dr. Grody maintains affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Human Genetics, the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the American College of Medical Genetics.

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