Awards & Winners

Victor A. McKusick

Date of Birth 21-October-1921
Place of Birth Maine
(United States of America, New England, Northeast United States, Northern New England, United States, with Territories, Contiguous United States)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Victor McKusick
Profession Professor
Victor Almon McKusick, internist and medical geneticist, was University Professor of Medical Genetics and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA. He was the original author and, until his death, remained chief editor of Mendelian Inheritance in Man and its online counterpart Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, a database of heritable diseases and genes. He is widely regarded as the father of clinical medical genetics. McKusick also served as editor-in-chief of the journal Medicine.

Awards by Victor A. McKusick

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National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For basic and applied contributions to the founding of medical genetics and the human genome project.)


Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award
(For a lifetime career as founder of the discipline of clinical genetics.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(In recognition of his many contributions to the development of the field of clinical genetics and his role in placing human genetics in the mainstream of clinical medicine.)