Paul Fernhoff

 

Paul M. Fernhoff, MD FACMG

 

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Paul M. Fernhoff, MD, Associate Professor of Human Genetics and Pediatrics at Emory University, and a Founding Fellow of ACMG, died suddenly on September 19, 2011.

H I S T O R Y

 

Paul M. Fernhoff, MD, Associate Professor of Human Genetics and Pediatrics at Emory University, and a Founding Fellow of ACMG, died suddenly on September 19, 2011. Dr. Fernhoff was an outstanding pediatrician and clinical geneticist and a respected and much loved colleague who was active in ACMG until the time of his death. Dr. Fernhoff graduated from the Jefferson Medical College where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed a pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, moved to Atlanta where he spent two years with the Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Genetics at Emory. At the completion of this fellowship, Dr. Fernhoff joined the Emory faculty in 1978. Dr. Fernhoff received his ABMG certification in Clinical Genetics in 1982.

 

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L E G A C Y

 

At the time of his death, Dr. Fernhoff was a member of the ACMG Public Health Genetics SIG Executive Committee and the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine s Genetics Leadership Society. Known for his life's work in newborn screening, in June 2011 he was an invited participant at a meeting of stakeholders and national experts involved in planning the next phases for newborn screening collaborative research, sponsored by the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network (a contract from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, to ACMG).


Portions of this obituary are from a letter written to Emory University School of Medicine Faculty by Dean Thomas Lawley.

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Woodruff Health Services Center
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Legacy.com

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

G I F T S

 

Dr. Fernhoff was a loyal donor to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine You can join Dr. Frenhoff in support of medical genetics. Donate to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine by  clicking here.

 

Memorial gifts can also be made to the Emory University

 

March of Dimes

 

C O N T A C T

 

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. For more information about Dr. Fernhoff or donations in his honor, contact Sharon Weiss at 404-712-0708 or 404-727-7395.