UA and Banner Welcome Pediatric Geneticist Dr. Eugene Hoyme

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center welcome new faculty member Gene Hoyme, MD, clinical professor, to the Division of Genetics and Behavioral Pediatrics.

The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center welcome new faculty member Gene Hoyme, MD, clinical professor, to the Division of Genetics and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Hoyme also serves as senior adviser to the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. He previously served on the faculty of the UA from 1986-97, during which time he was chief of the Division of Medical and Molecular Genetics. He then went on to serve as professor and chief of the Division of Medical Genetics and associate chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.  Most recently, he served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and chief of Genetics and Genomic Medicine at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dr. Hoyme’s research focuses on the delineation of genetic syndromes and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. His interest in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has concentrated on practical, accurate and early diagnosis of affected children. He has authored more than 400 original articles, book chapters, monographs and research abstracts, as well as a textbook, Signs and Symptoms of Genetic Conditions: A Handbook.

Dr.Hoyme received his medical degree from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla. He then completed a fellowship in dysmorphology and clinical genetics (also at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla). Dr. Hoyme is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics.

As a pediatric geneticist, Dr. Hoyme will provide care for children with genetic disorders at Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitation.

About Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking basic science and translational research to advance children’s health. For more information, please visit: www.BannerChildrens.com/DiamondChildrens.

About the UA Department of Pediatrics
The UA Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to teaching the next generation of pediatricians, providing outstanding clinical care to children in Tucson and Southern Arizona and conducting groundbreaking research through the UA Steele Children's Research Center.  Faculty and pediatric residents provide clinical care to children at Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center and affiliated outpatient clinics throughout Tucson. In addition to providing clinical care, faculty teach medical students through the department’s clerkship program, and pediatric residents through the Pediatric Residency Program, and the Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program. The department also offers fellowship programs in pediatric endocrinology and pediatric pulmonology medicine. UA Steele Center researchers advance science through basic science and translational research in areas such as pediatric cancer, type 1 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary diseases, developmental disorders and neonatology to name a few.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu