Dr. Aleksandar Rajkovic to serve as UCSF Health's 1st-ever chief genomics officer: 5 notes

UC San Francisco selected Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, to serve as chief genomics officer of UCSF Health, a newly created position.

Here are five notes:

1. Dr. Rajkovic will assume the position May 1.

2. He will also serve as a professor in the pathology departments as well as obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences department, and he will serve as the Stuart Lindsay Distinguished Professor in Experimental Pathology.

3. He was previously the Marcus Allen Hogge Chair in Reproductive Sciences and director of reproductive genetics at the Magee-Womens Hospital at UPMC.

4. His research work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Clinical Investigation and BMC Biology.

5. In his new role, Dr. Rajkovic will work with UCSF Health as well as the genetics services that exist across the system to establish a clinical genetics enterprise.

"The creation of this new role — one of the first such positions in the world — marks an advance in genomic medicine within our health system," said Josh Adler, MD, executive vice president of UCSF Health. "UCSF has been at the forefront of the precision medicine movement for over a decade. We have the utmost confidence that Dr. Rajkovic is the right leader to guide UCSF Health into the next era of genomic medicine."

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