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Gerald L. Feldman, M.D., PhD
Professor of Pathology Molecular Medicine and Genetics and Pediatrics
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Hutzel Building/WG71. 4701
313-745-2528
Areas
Molecular Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Administrative Contact
Michelle Phillips
Biography

Dr. Feldman is Board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Genetics and Clinical and Biochemical Genetics.  He has been involved in Molecular Diagnostics for over 20 years, directing laboratories that provide state of the art molecular testing for inherited disorders and hematopathology and solid tumors. 

Dr. Feldman provides expertise in the clinical, molecular and biochemical diagnosis of genetic disorders.  He also provides expertise in the management and treatment of patients with inborn errors of metabolism.  He serves as the course director for Advanced Medical Genetics and is involved in the education and training of medical genetics residents and fellows and pathology residents and fellows.

Research Interests

Dr. Feldman’s research interests revolve around medical genetics education and training, clinical genetics, molecular diagnosis of genetic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism.   He is focusing on research projects that involve the management of patients with the diagnosis of infants with inborn errors of metabolism through newborn screening.  Dr. Feldman is also involved in research projects concerning the use of pharmacogenomics and Medical Genetics education and training.  In addition, Dr. Feldman is interested in the use of molecular technology in the diagnosis of patients with cystic fibrosis and fragile X syndrome.
 

Residency

Residency in Pediatrics
1984-1987: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Fellowship in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical/Molecular Genetics

1987-1990: Baylor College of Medicine and Institute for Molecular Genetics, Houston, TX, USA

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, 1975

MS, Medical Genetics, Indiana University, 1977

Ph.D. in Human Genetics (1981)
Virginia Commonwealth University,Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA
   
M.D. (1984)

Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, USA


 

Medical Education Responsibilities

Undergraduate Program
Co-course Director of Advanced Medical Genetics (MBG 7800)
Co-course director, Year 1 Medical Genetics



Residency/Fellowships

Director of the Medical Genetics Residency Program and Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Program
 

Publications

1. Korf BR, Feldman GL and Wiesner G, 2005, Report of the Banbury summit meeting on training of physicians in medical genetics,  Genet Med,  7: 433-438.

2. Kalman L, Johnson MA, Beck J, Berry-Kravis E, Buller A, Casey B, Feldman GL, et. Al, 2007, Development of genomic reference materials for Huntington disease genetic testing, Genet Med, 9: 719–23.

3. Monaghan, KG, Feldman, GL, Palomaki, GE and Spector EB, 2008, Ashkenazi Jewish reproductive screening working group and the molecular subcommittee of the ACMG laboratory quality assurance committee;  Technical standards and guidelines for reproductive screening in the Ashkenazi Jewish population, Genet Med, 10: 57-72.

4. Nahhas, F, Garbern J, Feely, Feldman, GL, 2009, An Intergenerational contraction of a fully penetrant Huntington disease allele to a reduced penetrance allele: interpretation of results and significance for risk assessment and genetic counseling, Am J Med Genet, 149A: 732-6.

5. Feldman GL and Monaghan KG, 2010, Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, In:  Genetic disorders and the fetus: diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Johns Hopkins University Press, 6th edition. Milunsky A, editor. 

6.  Zhang H, Salimnia H, Bentley G, Liu W, Phillips M, Feldman GL and Palutke P, 2011.  Two morphologically and immunophenotypically distinct cell populations within a composite lymphoma arise from a common precursor.  J Hematopathol  4:164-174.

7.  Busse T, Graham Jr JM, Feldman GL, Perin J, Catherwood A, Knowlton R, Rappaport EF, Emanuel B, Driscoll DA and Saitta SC, 2011.  High resolution genomic arrays identify CNVs that phenocyopy the chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.  Hum Mut 32:91-97.

8.  Lachbawan FL, Weck KE, Kant JA, Feldman GL and Schriver I, 2012.  Verification of performance specifications of a molecular test:  Cystic Fibrosis carrier testing using the Luminex Bead Array.  Arch. Pathol Lab Med 136:14-19.

9.  Nahhas F, Monroe T, Prior TW, Botma PI, Fang J, Snyder PJ, Talbott SI and Feldman GL, 2012.  Evaluation of the Human FMR1 PCR Reagents (RUO) to amplify the FMR1 gene:  Testing in a Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory.  Genet Test Mol Biomarkers, 16:187-192.