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David Lawrence Rimoin

Born 1936

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American human geneticist and paediatrician, born November 9, 1936, Montreal, Quebec.

Biography of David Lawrence Rimoin

After obtaining an MSc degree and a medical qualification from the McGill University in 1961, David Lawrence Rimoin interned at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1967 Rimoin was appointed as head of the genetic clinic at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Three years later he moved to the University of California Medical Center, Torrance. In 1973 Rimoin came to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, where his positions and appointments have been as chairman, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, holder of the Steven Spielberg Family Chair in
Pediatrics, director of the Ahmanson Pediatric Center, and director of the Medical Genetics-Birth Defects Center. He was also appointed professor Pediatrics and Medicine, UCLA.

Rimoin has been a highly productive researcher and medical author in several fields. His current work (2000) is on the skeletal dysplasias, therapy in bone dysplasias, and UCLA intercampus medical genetics training program.

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