Positions

Medical Director/Associate Professor
Mol. & Human Gen./Clinic. Prgm
Adult Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Section Chief
Internal Medicine
Genetics
Michael E. DeBakey VAMC
Houston, Texas, United States
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

MBBS from NHL Municipal Medical College
Residency at The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute
Pathology & Microbiology
MS from Stephen F Austin State University
Biotechnology
Residency at New York INF Beekman Downtown Hospital
Internal Medicine
Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine
Medical Genetics

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Medical Genetics

Honors & Awards

Fulbright & Jaworski Teaching & Evaluation Award
Rising Star Clinician Award

Professional Interests

  • Connective Tissue Disorders (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)
  • Diagnosis and management of adults with genetic conditions

Professional Statement

As the Medical Director for the Adult Genetics Clinic at BCM, I am proud to say that this is one of the largest Adult Genetics Service in the country. My primary clinical focus lies in diagnosis and management of adults with genetic conditions, known or suspected. These include diagnosis and management of single gene disorders, chromosomal disorders and familial cancer syndromes, risk assessment for cancer and reproductive planning as well as testing for known genetic disorders in the family. I have developed interest and expertise in the management of connective tissue disorders in adults, particularly Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and run a specialized EDS clinic.

I am also involved in education of medical students at BCM particularly in the field of adult genetics. I direct the Genetics course for MS2 and am always looking for opportunities to enhance the genetic education of our medical students and residents through various electives and selectives. The Genetics track at BCM was established in 2011 and is one of the first such medical tracks in the nation. As one of the track directors, I ensure that students get an unparalleled experience in genetics through their medical school career at BCM. My research activities include diagnosis of rare genetic disorders through the Undiagnosed Disease Network Project currently ongoing at BCM in collaboration with several other centers in the country. In association with TAMU, I also participate in a CPRIT project related to development of a cancer genomics curriculum for health educators. Finally, as chair of the Adult Genetics SIG at ACMG I have been able to launch the first ever quarterly adult genetics case conference webinar series and am able to put BCM adult genetics on the national map.

Selected Publications

Memberships

American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics
American Medical Association
American Society of Human Genetics
American College of Physicians