President/CEO, Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine
Stephen F. Kingsmore is President and CEO of Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, San Diego, which is implementing pediatric genomic medicine across North America. Previously he held the Dee Lyons Chair in Genomic Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City at Children's Mercy Hospital. Hitherto he was President of the National Center for Genome Resources, Chief Operating Officer of Molecular Staging Inc., Vice President of Research at CuraGen Corporation, and Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Kingsmore received BSc, MB, ChB, BAO, and DSc degrees from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He did residency and fellowship at Duke University. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. He was a MedScape Physician of the year in 2012 and received the 2013 Scripps Genomic Medicine award. TIME magazine ranked his rapid genome diagnosis one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012, and his team held two Guinness World Records for fastest time to genome-based diagnosis. He was a 2022 Precision Medicine World Conference luminary award honoree for innovation in neonatal molecular diagnosis.