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Luke Judge


Stem cell and genome genetic surgery researcher

Dr. Luke Judge is a pediatrician who specializes in caring for infants in the intensive care nursery. He also resuscitates newborns when needed during high-risk deliveries. At the Fetal Treatment Center, he provides prenatal counseling to women with complicated pregnancies.

Judge's research focuses on genetic diseases of the heart and skeletal muscle. He employs an approach called "disease modeling in a dish," which involves growing human cell types and tissues in the laboratory.

Judge earned his undergraduate degree from Pomona College. He earned his doctoral and medical degrees from the University of Washington. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at UCSF.

Judge is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and International Society for Stem Cell Research.

  • Education

    University of Washington School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, 2011

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, 2014

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Fetal Treatment Center

Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital

1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158


"I enjoy caring for families from the beginning of life until the time they take their baby home."