Olaf Bodamer, MD, PhD

Division of Genetics and Genomics, Department of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Dr. Bodamer obtained his MD degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Saarland, Germany. Following Pediatric residencies in Germany and at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, he moved to the United States for a fellowship in Clinical and Biochemical Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Following his Directorships of the Austrian Newborn Screening Program as well as the Division of Pediatric Genetics at the University Children’s Hospital Vienna in Austria, he returned to the United States in 2010 to join the University of Miami as the founding Chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Genetics and Director of the Medical Genetics Laboratories.

Dr. Bodamer was recruited to Boston Children’s Hospital in 2015 as Associate Chief for Genetics and Genomics, where he also has an established research laboratory. He is member of several Editorial and Scientific Advisory Boards, including Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, Journal of Inherited Diseases, Translational Medicine and Translational Journal of Rare Disease as well as of Patient Organizations (All Things Kabuki, Organic Acidemia Association) respectively. Recently he has been elected to the Board of the European Society of Human Genetics.

Dr. Bodamer has a busy clinical practice at Boston Children’s Hospital where he sees patients of all age groups with genetic disorders with a focus on lysosomal disorders and Kabuki syndrome. Dr. Bodamer is the Director of the Boston Children’s Lysosomal Storage Disease (BoLD) Program and the Boston Children’s Roya Kabuki Program. In addition he is active in several areas of translational genetics and genomics research, in clinical trials and in educational and teaching activities within Harvard Medical School.

Terms of Appointment: Aug 2018 - Jul 2020