Stephen Kingsmore

Stephen F. Kingsmore is President/CEO of the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, San Diego, which is implementing pediatric genomic medicine on an unprecedented scale. Previously he was the Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine at the Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City and Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. He has been the President/CEO of the National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Chief Operating Officer of Molecular Staging Inc., Vice President of Research at CuraGen Corporation, and Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s School of Medicine. Dr. Kingsmore received BSc, MB, ChB, BAO and DSc degrees from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He did residency in internal medicine and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. 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 and 2013 ILCHUN prize of the Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. TIME magazine ranked his rapid genome diagnosis one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012.