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Renowned medical genetics pioneer to join LA BioMed faculty
Date:2/13/2013

o a diverse population group, the extensive expertise of the campus investigators in clinical research and a supportive research environment. This appointment will enhance our studies into the influence of ethnicity on disease and enable us to further expand our research into health outcomes among minority populations."

Dr. Rotter graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a BS in 1970 and an MD in 1973. He first came to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his medical student rotations in 1971 and joined Harbor's medical genetics faculty in 1978, becoming Harbor's director of the section on Genetic Epidemiology and Population Genetics.

He left Harbor in 1986 to join Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he has served as director of research of the Medical Genetics Institute and director of the Division of Medical Genetics. He's also a UCLA and Cedars professor of medicine, pediatrics and human genetics, and he has held the Board of Governors' Chair in Medical Genetics at Cedars.

Dr. Rotter pioneered the genetics of common diseases, using approaches of intermediate phenotypes and genetic heterogeneity in diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, atherosclerosis, lipid disorders, hypertension, statin response and insulin resistance. He holds 20 patents, has published 420 peer-reviewed articles and has authored or co-authored 70 books and book chapters. He has received multiple accolades, including LA BioMed's highest honor as an LA BioMed "Legend."


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Contact: Laura Mecoy
lmecoy@labiomed.org
310-546-5860
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)
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