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Disease Mechanisms

Head of Disease Mechanisms (Joint with Ian Jackson)

Dr David FitzPatrick

Contact Details

E-mail address:
Telephone: +44 (0)131 651 8569
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 8800
Address: MRC Human Genetics Unit MRC IGMM, University of Edinburgh Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Research Programme: Understanding Human Craniofacial Malformations




My clinical work as a paediatric geneticist is split between the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and the Regional Genetic Service at the Western General Hospital. My clinical interests are complex neurogenetic disorders of children and dysmorphology.  My research laboratory is based in the MRC Human Genetics Unit where we focus on identifying the causes of serious human malformations.   


Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor
    • 1984, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh
  • Doctorate
    • 1991, Doctor of Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

  • 2000, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, FRCP Edin
  • 1987, Member of the College of Physicians, MRCP (UK)