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Robert Steiner

Robert Steiner

Clinical Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Robert D. Steiner, MD, is Editor in Chief of Genetics in Medicine, an official journal of the American College of Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). In addition, he holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Steiner is also Chief Medical Officer for PreventionGenetics, part of Exact Sciences and Geneticist at Marshfield Clinic Health System. Dr. Steiner is the Medical Consultant for Newborn Screening for the Department of Health Services, State of Wisconsin. After obtaining his MD from the University of Wisconsin, he completed a Residency in Pediatrics at The University of Cincinnati/Children's Hospital and Medical Center and subsequently trained in Medical Genetics at The University of Washington in Seattle. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics.
Prior roles included serving as Chief Medical Officer at Acer Therapeutics; Executive Director, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation; Chief Science Officer Marshfield Clinic; and Executive Associate Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research University of Wisconsin. For most of his career, he was a faculty member at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), ultimately serving as Credit Unions for Kids Professor of Pediatric Research and Vice Chair for Research at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Steiner is an active clinician in the field of medical genetics, with specific interests in inherited metabolic diseases, metabolic bone diseases, genetic testing, and newborn screening. In addition, he is a scientist having served as the Principal Investigator for more than a dozen clinical trials and clinical research studies. Steiner has authored or co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed original research articles and more than 80 reviews, book chapters, and letters on genetic diseases, genetic testing, and related topics. He serves on the board of ACMG.