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Professor Dian Donnai CBE

Strategic Clinical Director of Saint Mary's and Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Qualifications: FMedSci, FRCP, FRCOG (ad eundem)

Registration: GMC 1207073

Professional bodies: Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal College of Physicians (London), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, British Society for Genetic Medicine, European Society for Human Genetics, American Society of Human Genetics

Role: Consultant Clinical Geneticist. Strategic Clinical Director, Saint Mary’s. Professor of Medical Genetics (emerita) University of Manchester. Executive Director of Nowgen.

Contact: +44 161 276 6002; Fax +44 161 276 6145

Biography: Professor Dian Donnai qualified MB.BS from the University of London, Saint Mary’s Hospital first training in General Medicine and Paediatrics in London and Sheffield before training in Clinical Genetics in Manchester. She has held a number of national and international appointments including Consultant Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer (England) and President of the European Society of Human Genetics. Dian’s clinical and research interests have been in genetic service development and in understanding developmental disorders and syndromes. She also has an interest in public engagement in science and genetics and established Nowgen, a centre of expertise in engagement, education and training (

Clinics: Paediatric Genetic clinics at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester