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Joann Bodurtha, M.D., M.P.H.


Professor of Pediatrics and Oncology
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine


Genetic Medicine


Dr. Bodurtha sees patients in Hopkins Children's genetics clinic, Rubenstein Child Health Building, 200 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Md. 21287

Office: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Blalock 1008, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Md. 21287


Yale, M.D., M.P.H., with honors, 1979
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, residency in pediatrics, 1982
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), fellowship in medical genetics, 1987

Board-certified in pediatrics and medical genetics


Pediatric geneticist Joann Bodurtha, M.D., M.P.H., joined Johns Hopkins  in 2011. She is a visiting professor in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. Co-director of the regional genetics and newborn screening collaborative NYMAC and a member of IRB-1, she was previously a professor of Human and Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she had faculty appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Preventive Medicine and Community Health. 

A 1974 graduate of Swarthmore College, Bodurtha received her M.D. and M.P.H. with honors from Yale in 1979. After a year of research at the Nagasaki University School of Medicine as a Luce Scholar, she completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1982 and worked as a USPHS physician on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation in North Dakota from 1982-84.She completed a medical genetics fellowship at VCU in 1987. She is board-certified in pediatrics and medical genetics.

At VCU, she directed clinical genetics (1989-2008), served as the medical director of the genetic counseling program (1990-2011), helped create the Masters in Genetic Counseling program and the Va-LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program in 1995 and served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health. Short bio.
Recent Publication: Genomics and Perinatal Care, NEJM, 2012

Phone: 410-955-1699

Fax: 410-614-9246

Email: jbodurt1@jhmi.edu

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