Robert L. Nussbaum, MD is Chief of Medical Genetics at UCSF Medical Center and co-director of the Program in Cardiovascular Genetics at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center. A board certified internist and medical geneticist, he specializes in the care of adults with hereditary disorders. He is author of Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine, 7th Edition.
Dr. Nussbaum’s research explores if and how genetic and genomic information can be used to improve health care by improving outcomes, reducing adverse reactions, lowering costs and promoting health through risk education. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Nussbaum was chief of the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.