Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine
William G. Wilson, MD is a Founding Fellow of the ACMG. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics). He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he also completed his Pediatric and Genetics training. Dr. Wilson joined the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1979, where he is now Genentech Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Genetics . He served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics from 2014-2019, and is currently serving on the National Board of Medical Examiners Council as one of the representatives of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He currently chairs the Newborn Blood Spot Screening Advisory Committee for the Virginia Department of Health. Dr. Wilson has been active in medical education at the University of Virginia and nationally. He served as the Pediatric Clerkship Director at UVA from 1989 through 2018. and was one of the original members of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP), where he chaired the Faculty Development Task Force and co-chaired the COMSEP Mentoring Program from 2004-2013. In 2015, he received the COMSEP Achievement Award. Honors at the University of Virginia have included the Outstanding Patient Experience Award, the Alpha Omega Alpha -Anne L. Brodie Teachers Teacher Award , and being named the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator. Memberships include ASHG, ACMG, SIMD, and SSIEM.