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The Role of Genetics in the Development of Medical Science

Join Dr. Reem Saadeh, a specialized physician in clinical genetics, as she explores the significant advancements in the field and their impact on healthcare. From diagnosing rare conditions to the future potential of gene therapy, Dr. Saadeh highlights the evolving role of genetics in understanding and preventing various medical conditions. Discover how the field of genetics is intertwined with advancements like mRNA vaccines and how pursuing a career in genetics can lead to exciting opportunities at the forefront of medical innovation.

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Dr. Reem Saadeh spent much of her childhood through high school living in Greece, surrounded by monuments of the ancient world and the pillars of modern medicine including as the ancient Greeks termed “genetikos”. It is there where she drew much of her inspiration to pursue a career in medicine. She obtained her B.S. at Georgetown University in Washington DC followed by her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her internship and residency in Pediatrics at New York University Hospitals, where she was awarded Resident of the Year. Dr. Saadeh continued her training by completing a 3-year Clinical Genetics fellowship for children and adults at Johns Hopkins University, where she was awarded the Margaret Nielson Fellowship award.

Dr. Reem Saadeh is a board-certified medical geneticist. She has spent her career as a clinical geneticist at Johns Hopkin’s Sibley Memorial Hospital and as an Associate Professor at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Saadeh is regularly invited to lecture and continues to dedicate her time to transmit her love of genetics to medical students and residents, including as a co-director of the medical genetics course at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. More recently, she was awarded Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor 2020.

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