MBBS, PhD, Director, Division of Human Genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Dr. Slavotinek works as a Medical Geneticist and is Director of the Division of Human Genetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide and her Ph.D from Flinders University whilst studying in Edinburgh at the MRC Human Genetics Unit. She trained in Clinical Genetics in the U.K. and then did a postdoctoral Fellowship and a Genetics Fellowship at NHGRI, NIH to become certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). She has participated in leadership activities and has served as Chair of the Program Committee and Chair of the Education committee at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and as Chair of the ABMGG. Dr. Slavotinek is an author on more than 245 peer-reviewed publications in addition to book chapters and reviews. She is the Co-Editor in Chief with Dr. Ben Solomon for the American Journal of Medical Genetics and is on the editorial board for other genetics journals. She directs a laboratory at Cincinnati Children's Hospital that uses next-generation sequencing technologies and zebrafish as an animal model system to study the etiology of birth defects, including developmental eye defects and multiple congenital anomaly syndromes. She worked for almost 20 years at UCSF before moving to Cincinnati. There, she was a Principal Investigator on the Program in Prenatal and Pediatric genomic sequencing (P3EGS) grant that was part of the Clinical Sequencing Evidence Generating Research (CSER2) consortium and Program Director for the Medical Genetics categorical residency program and the Pediatric Genetics combined residency program.