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Anita E. Beck, MD, PhD

Anita E. Beck, MD, PhD


On staff since March 2010

"Compassionate care involves including the family as part of the team. I enjoy applying cutting-edge research findings to address human concerns."


Board Certification(s)
Clinical Genetics (MD)
Medical/Professional School
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis
Pediatrics, University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco
Medical Biochemical Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford
Stanford University - Dept of Medical Genetics, Stanford
Medical Biochemical Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) 5-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23): “Identifying the Genetic and Molecular Basis of Clubfoot” NIH/NICHDJan. 1, 2009
Scholarship (tuition and board) "Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases" CourseDuke University, Durham NC 2004
Fellowship award NIGMS/NIH grant for "Postdoctoral Training in Medical Genetics"Stanford University 2003 - 2005


Variants in genes that encode muscle contractile proteins influence risk for isolated clubfoot.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2011 Sep: 2170-9
Spectrum of MLL2 (ALR) mutations in 110 cases of Kabuki syndrome.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2011 Jul: 1511-6
Exome sequencing identifies MLL2 mutations as a cause of Kabuki syndrome.
Nature genetics , 2010 Sep: 790-3
Molecular-clinical correlations in a family with variable tissue mitochondrial DNA T8993G mutant load.
Molecular genetics and metabolism , 2006 Aug: 364-71
Autosomal dominant microtia and ocular coloboma: new syndrome or an extension of the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum?
American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2005 May 1: 359-62
Methotrexate/misoprostol embryopathy: report of four cases resulting from failed medical abortion.
American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2003 Nov 15: 72-8


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Defects of embryonic myosin in Freeman-Sheldon syndrome cause reduced force and prolonged relaxation of skeletal myofibersNorthwest Genetics ExchangeSeattle, WA 2010
Phenotypic Characterization of Familial Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (OAVS)Department of Pediatrics Fellows Research DaySeattle, WA 2006

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Identifying the Genetic and Molecular Basis of ClubfootNIH, NICHD $635,580.00Sept. 30, 2009

Primary Office

University of Washington
UW Box 356320 - Genetics
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-6320

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's
OC.9.850 - Medical Genetics
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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