Dr. Korf is the Associate Dean for Genomic Medicine, School of Medicine; Chief Genomics Officer, UAB Medicine; Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Endowed Chair in Medical Genetics, Professor of Genetics, Co-Director of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine, Associate Director for Rare Diseases, Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Human Genetics. Dr. Korf is past president of the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, past president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and current president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. He has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH. His major research interests are genomic medicine and the natural history, genetics, and treatment of neurofibromatosis. He serves as principal investigator of the Department of Defense funded Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium, and co-PI of the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative and the All of Us Southern Network. He is co-author of Human Genetics and Genomics (medical student textbook, now in fourth edition), and Emery and Rimoin’s Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics.
Training: Dr. Korf received his bachelors and medical degrees from Cornell University. He completed his PhD in Genetics and Cell Biology at Rockefeller University. He completed residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, neurology in the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Training Program, and genetics in the Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program. He is certified by the American Board of Genetics and Genomics in clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, and clinical molecular genetics; the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics; the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology (child neurology).
More information about his work can be found at:
- Alabama Genomic Health Initiative
- All of Research Program
- Alabama Rare Disease Advisory Council
- Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trial Consortium