Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD

Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD

Pediatric Genetics and Genomics

Professor of Pediatrics

Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD

Available for Telehealth Visits

Languages: English

Gender: Female


Peds Genetics- 655 W Baltimore

655 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 410-706-4065

FAX: 410-706-6105

About Me

Dr. Blitzer is Professor and Head of the Division of Genetics in the Pediatrics. In addition, she is the CEO of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, she completed fellowships in clinical biochemical genetics and PhD medical genetics at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Blitzer is board-certified in clinical biochemical genetics and PhD medical genetics. She has been an author of over 60 publications and over 100 abstracts.

Dr. Blitzer is recognized as a leader in medical genetics education and training, including teaching in and directing medical school courses, graduate student programs, and resident education. She coordinates the medical genetics and genomics curriculum for first-year medical students at the SOM. She served on the American Association of Medical Colleges Expert Panel that developed the "Medical School Objective Project" in Genetics Education for a medical school curriculum that was published in 2005. She is an awardee of the Carolyn J Pass, MD ‘66 and Richard J. Susel ’66 Academy of Education Excellence at UMSOM in recognition of her key educational roles.

Nationally, Dr. Blitzer has served on boards of the ABMGG (1996-2001, including a term as president), the American Society of Human Genetics (2006-2009) the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (2002-2006), and the Association of Professors in Human and Medical Genetics (2008-2013, including as president). In 2000-2001, she was a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM). Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties.