Robert Nussbaum, MD

Medical geneticist

Dr. Robert L. Nussbaum, a board certified internist and medical geneticist, specializes in the care of adults with hereditary disorders. He is chief of Genomic Medicine at UCSF Medical Center and co-director of the Program in Cardiovascular Genetics at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, which cares for patients with inherited disorders of heart muscle, heart rhythm and large arteries, such as the aorta.

Nussbaum is a member of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics, where he is studying if and how genetic and genomic information can be used to improve health care by improving outcomes, reducing adverse reactions, lowering costs and promoting health through risk education. He also conducts research on Parkinson disease to understand what causes the disorder and develop treatments to prevent, slow or stop its progression. Nussbaum, a member of the Institute of Medicine, was co-discoverer of the first inherited form of Parkinson's disease. He has since been working to identify other inherited forms of the disease through family studies. Although inherited forms of the disease are rare, the mechanisms of hereditary can provide insight in processes that may be involved in more common forms. Prior to joining UCSF, Nussbaum was chief of the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.

Clinics

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cardiovascular Genetics Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level, Room 94
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 476-5355

Hours: Monday
noon – 4 p.m

Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Clinical Molecular Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics

Academic Title

Clinical Professor

More about Robert Nussbaum

Additional Languages

French

Education

Harvard Medical School 1975

Residencies

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Internal Medicine 1978

Fellowships

Baylor College of Medicine, Medical Genetics 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Truty R, Paul J, Kennemer M, Lincoln SE, Olivares E, Nussbaum RL, Aradhya S. Prevalence and properties of intragenic copy-number variation in Mendelian disease genes. Genet Med. 2018 Jun 12.
  2. Aradhya S, Nussbaum RL. Genetics in mainstream medicine: Finally within grasp to influence healthcare globally. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2018 May 28.
  3. Kidambi TD, Goldberg D, Nussbaum R, Blanco A, Umetsu SE, Terdiman JP, Lee JK. Novel variant of unknown significance in MUTYH in a patient with MUTYH-associated polyposis: a case to reclassify. Clin J Gastroenterol. 2018 May 15.

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