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Julie Hoover-fong

Julie Hoover-fong

Johns Hopkins, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Hoover-Fong is the Director of the Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias and Professor in the Department of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. As a board certified clinical geneticist, she provides direct patient care and oversees the clinical operations, research and educational ventures for the patients, families and healthcare providers served by the Greenberg Center. As an active clinical researcher, Dr. Hoover-Fong is the Principal Investigator of multiple global clinical trials for achondroplasia, the first multi-center, Investigator-initiated Natural History study of achondroplasia, and multiple clinical trials and registries for patients with orofacial clefting, hypophosphatasia and other genetic skeletal conditions.
Dr. Hoover-Fong's clinical team develops and improves diagnostic and treatment guidelines for comprehensive care of patients with bone conditions and congenital anomalies. She also mentors and teaches medical students and residents in the Medical Genetics Postdoctoral Training Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Hoover-Fong serves on the Advisory Committee of the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI) and its PhD thesis committee as well as the Associate Professor Promotions Committee at Johns Hopkins University. She is an active member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Little People of America and a charter member of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Management Consortium, publishing best practice guidelines for patients with skeletal dysplasias.
Dr. Hoover-Fong earned her Bachelor's and Medical degrees from The Ohio State University. She received her PhD in the GTPCI at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Hoover-Fong completed a pediatric internship and residency at Washington University in St. Louis and a fellowship in medical genetics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She joined the Johns Hopkins University faculty in 2002 and progressed to Professor of Genetic Medicine in 2019.