John M. Graham, MD

Director, Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology

Director, Dysmorphology Program

Professor, Pediatrics

John M. Graham, MD

Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center
8723 Alden Dr #240
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John M. Graham, MD

Director, Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology

Director, Dysmorphology Program

Professor, Pediatrics

  • Medical Genetics

John Graham, MD, is a pediatrician and medical geneticist with more than 35 years of training and experience in clinical genetics, dysmorphology, teratology, developmental disabilities, communicative disorders and public health aspects of birth defects. He completed fellowships in developmental disabilities and dysmorphology, and his research involves teratogenic syndromes, genetic syndromes and other factors that cause birth defects. He holds a lifetime appointment as a professor of Pediatrics emeritus at UCLA School of Medicine, where he is on the executive committee of the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program. Graham continues to treat patients at Cedars-Sinai and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is an academic clinical geneticist, and his experience covers a wide variety of clinical problems, including craniofacial disorders, growth disorders, birth defects, intellectual disability, genetic conditions and teratogenic disorders. He serves on the Section of Genetics and Birth Defects and the Section of Child Development for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on the editorial boards for the following journals: Teratology, Birth Defects Research, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Congenital Anomalies (Japan), Annales de Génétique (France), European Journal of Medical Genetics, Global Pediatric Health Clinical Pediatrics. Graham is a past president of the Teratology Society. He is a past president of the Society for Craniofacial Genetics. He has authored more than 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 reviews and book chapters, and one book. He has been a longstanding and active member of numerous professional organizations and academic societies concerned with the health of children and with the causes and prevention of birth defects, including the American Society of Human Genetics, European Society of Human Genetics, American College of Medical Genetics, American Pediatric Society and Teratology Society.

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  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, 1975
  • Residency: Bostom Children's Hospital, 1977
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital, 1978
  • Fellowship: University of Washington, 1980

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  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Genetics, Cedars-Sinai, Jun-12
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Recognition of Extraordinary Achievement in Teaching and Mentoring, Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute, 27-Jun-13
  • FDNA Scientific Advisory Board, 2016-Present
  • International Advisory Board for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics, 2012-Present
  • Listed by U.S. News and World Report as being among the best doctors and in the top 1% of Clinical Geneticists in the U.S., 2012

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Graham JM Jr, Sanchez-Lara, PA. Chapter 5: Skull. In: Human Malformations and Related Anomalies. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 2016. [In press].
  • Graham JM Jr., Sanchez-Lara PA. Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Deformation. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia, Elsevier-WB Saunders Co. 2016. [In press].
  • Russell B, Johnston JJ, Biesecker LG, Kramer N, Pickart A, Rhead W, Tan W-H, Brownstein CA, Clarkson LK, Dobson A, Rosenberg AZ, Graham JM Jr. Clinical management of patients with ASXL1 mutations and Bohring-Opitz Syndrome, emphasizing the need for Wilms tumor surveillance. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print].


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