Speaker Profile

M.D., Medical Director of Institute for Genomic Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
Biography

Dr. David Dimmock is a nationally-renowned expert on the field of clinical genomic medicine. Dr. Dimmock joined the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, located in San Diego, CA, in June 2016. He is the clinician primarily responsible for the first use of exome sequencing to change the medical management of a child. This case was the subject of Pulitzer Prize winning articles and the book, One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine. In 2010, he was a leader of the team that deployed the first clinical end-to-end whole genome sequencing test. This solution included patient counselling and consent, clinical laboratory testing, data analysis, data return. Before joining Rady Children’s, Dr. Dimmock’s clinical practice focused on the diagnosis of heritable disorders in children and adults and the long term care of patients with mitochondrial and metabolic disorders. He has been the principal investigator for multiple industry sponsored studies evaluating novel therapeutics for these disorders.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Up to one-third of US babies who are admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have a genetic disease and more than 20% of infant deaths are caused by genetic illnesses. Panelists in this session will discuss the promise of rapid whole-genome testing in acute care situations and the future of the “26-Hour Genome” diagnosis.

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