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Gary Gottesman, M.D.

Gary Gottesman, M.D.

Gary S. Gottesman, M.D., is the medical geneticist in the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis. He is board certified in pediatrics and medical genetics.

As a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, he serves on the Genetics and Genomics Review Course Committee and previously served on the social, ethical and legal issues committee.

Dr. Gottesman's areas of interest in medical genetics include heritable disorders of connective tissue, metabolic bone diseases, skeletal dysplasias, neurofibromatosis, neurogenetics, clinical dysmorphology, inborn errors of metabolism, medical ethics and education.


  • Medical Degree, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Internship and Residency, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
  • He was in the first class of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Scientist Development Program

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After almost two years on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, jointly working at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis, Dr. Gottesman moved to the Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine for several years. He left for a position at the National Human Genome Research Institute and subsequently moved to the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Gottesman returned to SLU as director of the Division of Medical Genetics in 2003.  He served on the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Ethics Committee for seven years.  Most recently, he was academic chair of the department of physician assistant education and program director of the physician assistant program at SLU before returning to Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis in early 2011.