Dr. William Dobyns – Human Genetics

Since this posting was created Dr. Dobyns has moved to Seattle to continue research.

New address:

Please send all samples and records to:

Seattle Children’s Research Institute
1900 Ninth Avenue, 10th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

To schedule a clinic appointment with Dr. Dobyns:

Family Service Coordinators for Genetics

William B. Dobyns, M.D.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Center for Integrative Brain Research
1900 Ninth Avenue
M/S C9S-10, Room 1020
Seattle, WA 98101
Office: 206-884-1025
Fax: 206-884-1210
e-mail: wbd@u.washington.edu


From: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-staff/william-b-dobyns/

See this site also for a listing of his publications and research funding.

Board Certification(s): Medical Biochemical Genetics and Psychiatry
Mayo Medical School, Rochester
Residency: Gundersen Medical Foundation – La Crosse Lutheran, La Crosse, Pediatrics
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Neurology
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine – Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Medical Biochemical Genetics

Research Description
William Dobyns, MD, has made major contributions to the field of human genetics, particularly the nature and genetic causes of developmental disorders including mental retardation, autism and brain malformations.

As both a medical geneticist and pediatric neurologist, Dr. Dobyns offers a rare combination of expertise. He examines patients with all types of genetic diseases, emphasizing children with complex developmental problems. He also offers genetic counseling for families of these children.

Dr. Dobyns is a recognized expert on many complex developmental disorders of the brain including mental retardation, autism, birth defects of the cerebellum such as Dandy-Walker malformation, and birth defects of the cerebral hemispheres such as microcephaly and megalencephaly (small and large brain size), lissencephaly or “smooth brain” disorder – (also pachygyria), and polymicrogyria (pebbled brain surface).

He has made significant contributions to the understanding, classification and genetic cause of many different developmental disorders.

Research Focus Area
Genetics and Developmental Biology, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience / Neurodevelopment

University of Chicago – Department of Human Genetics laboratories specialize in customized diagnostics, translational research, and also offer routine molecular gentetic and cytogenetic testing. We offer prenatal, pediatric, adult, metabolic, neurogenetic, dysmorphology, brain malformation, and craniofacial genetic evaluations.

This is the only laboratory in the United States that does the genetic testing for LIS sequencing. Dr. Dobyns has been wonderful in diagnosing Corey’s condition for free after reviewing his MRI film. He even contacted us on a holiday weekend. It turned out that the second MRI Corey had done was incorrectly diagnosed but was an easy mistake to make and may happen to alot of people.



To learn more about Dr. Dobyns and his Brain Malformation Research Project go to http://genes.uchicago.edu/dobyns.html.

William B. Dobyns, MD
The University of Chicago
Department of Human Genetics
Room 319 CLSC
920 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone 773-834-3597
FaxHG 773-834-8470
Email wbd@genetics.bsd.uchicago.edu

Website http://www.genes.uchicago.edu/