Julie Hoover-Fong

Julie Hoover-Fong, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetic Medicine; Director, Greenberg Center for Skeletal DysplasiasJohns Hopkins University

Julie Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD is a Professor in the McKusick-Nathans Department of Genetic Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias at Johns Hopkins University.  As a board certified clinical geneticist, she practices and oversees the clinical operations, research and educational ventures for the patients, their families and healthcare providers served by the Greenberg Center.  Her clinical team develops and improves diagnostic and treatment guidelines for comprehensive care of patients with all types of bone conditions including dwarfism, orofacial clefting, craniosynostosis and others.  Dr. Hoover-Fong also mentors and teaches medical students, residents and genetic medicine trainees.  As an active clinical researcher, Dr. Hoover-Fong is the Principal Investigator of multiple global clinical trials for achondroplasia, the first multi-center, Investigator-initiated Natural History study for achondroplasia, and multiple clinical studies for patients with orofacial clefting, hypophosphatasia and other conditions.  She is also a co-investigator on the ELSI and Phenotype Review Committees for an NIH-sponsored grant to identify the genetic cause of Mendelian conditions via whole genome sequencing.   From a clinical service perspective, she is an active member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Little People of America, the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, and a charter member of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Management Consortium, publishing best practice guidelines for patients with skeletal dysplasias around the world.