Dr. Stanley Gartler, professor emeritus (Medical Genetics) has been named the 2016 recipient of the Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award.  

This prestigious award was established by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) in honor of the late Dr. Victor A. McKusick, known as the 'Father of Genetic Medicine.'

The award recognizes individuals whose professional achievements have fostered and enriched the development of human genetics as well as its assimilation into the broader context of science, medicine, and health.

Gartler has worked at the University of Washington for nearly 50 years, and was a founding member of the UW Division of Medical Genetics in 1957.

“Dr. Gartler is a giant in the field of human genetics and has conducted groundbreaking, cross-cutting research since the 1960s.”

-Dr. Gail Jarvik, head, Division of Medical Genetics


Stanley Gartler and Gail Jarvik
Drs. Stanley Gartler and Gail Jarvik, ASHG annual meeting. October 2016.