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Wayne Grody, MD, PhD


Wayne Grody, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician Wayne Grody, MD, PhD specializes in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Clinical Genetics.
Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Clinical Genetics
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
(310) 825-5648
(310) 206-4255 Lab Phone

UCLA Pathology & Lab Medicine
10833 Le Conte Ave, 13-188 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Clinical Biochemical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics, 2009
Molecular Genetic Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2001
Clinical Biochemical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics, 1990
Clinical Genetics (M.D.), American Board of Medical Genetics, 1990
Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 1987
Genetics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1985 - 1986
Pathology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1982 - 1987
MD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1977
Familial Mediterranean Fever
Department Affiliation
Provider, Pediatric Genetics, Medical Genetics Clinic, Metabolic Clinic
Additional Information

Wayne W. Grody, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine.

He is the director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Laboratory within the UCLA Medical Center, one of the first such facilities in the country to offer DNA-based tests for diagnosis of a wide variety of genetic, infectious, and neoplastic diseases, as well as bone marrow engraftment, patient specimen identification and paternity testing by DNA fingerprinting.

He is also an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics, specializing in the care of patients with or at risk for genetic disorders. He has been one of the primary developers of quality assurance and ethical guidelines for DNA-based genetic testing for a number of governmental and professional agencies including the FDA, AMA, CAP, ACMG, ASHG, NCCLS, CDC, NIH-DOE Human Genome Project (ELSI program), and PSRGN. He served as a member of the NIH-DOE Task Force on Genetic Testing, and was the working group chair for development of national guidelines for cystic fibrosis and factor V-Leiden mutation screening.

Most recently, he was appointed chair of an Advisory Committee on Genomic Medicine for the entire VA healthcare system.

He did his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University, received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed residency and fellowship training at UCLA. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology) and the American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and Biochemical Genetics).

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