Classification: Medical Genetics
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A clinical geneticist demonstrates competence in providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and counseling services for genetic disorders.
Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007.
www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added]
Additional Resources: American Board of Medical Genetics, 2007.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Medical Genetics.
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Clinical Geneticist
A clinical cytogeneticist demonstrates competence in providing laboratory diagnostic and clinical interpretive services dealing with cellular components, particularly chromosomes, associated with heredity.
Clinical Biochemical Geneticist
A clinical biochemical geneticist demonstrates competence in performing and interpreting biochemical analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases and is a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a broad range of inherited disorders.
Clinical Molecular Geneticist
A clinical molecular geneticist demonstrates competence in performing and interpreting molecular analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases and is a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a broad range of inherited disorders.
Medical Geneticist Physician
A medical geneticist works in association with a medical specialist, is affiliated with a clinical genetics program and serves as a consultant to medical and dental specialists.
Molecular Genetic Pathologist
A board certified subspecialty, the molecular genetic pathologist is expert in the principles, theory and technologies of molecular biology and molecular genetics. This expertise is used to make or confirm diagnoses of Mendelian genetic disorders, of human development, infectious diseases and malignancies and to assess the natural history of those disorders. A molecular genetic pathologist provides information about gene structure, function and alteration, and applies laboratory techniques for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for individuals with related disorders.
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