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Pedro Sanchez

Pedro Sanchez

Medical Geneticist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Pedro A. Sanchez-Lara, MD, MSCE, FAAP, FACMG is the Director of Pediatric Clinical Genetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.
He is an adjunct professor at the Center for Craniofacial and Molecular Biology at the Ostrow School of Dentistry, USC.

Prior to arriving at Cedars-Sinai, he worked at CHLA for 10 years in both pediatrics and pathology as the Director of Craniofacial genetics, molecular pathology and cytogenomics.

His training and clinical focus is in pediatric genetic and genomic disorders, craniofacial genetics and dysmorphology.

His research interest is in defining the spectrum and developmental pathogenesis of birth defects, chromosomal anomalies and common birth defect syndromes. He has written over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and March of Dimes.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), his Medical Degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a Master's Degree in Genetic Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and underwent additional research training in Genetics and Dysmorphology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
He is actively involved in clinical research as well as molecular genomic approaches for clinical diagnostics. He enjoys mentoring and training students at all levels and in his free time enjoys hiking and playing board games with his wife and three children.