Anita E. Beck, MD, PhD

Anita E. Beck, MD, PhD


On staff since March 2010

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

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

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattle Met magazine "Top Doctor" 2012
    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/NICHD Jan. 1, 2009
    Scholarship (tuition and board) "Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases" Course Duke University, Durham NC 2004
    Fellowship award NIGMS/NIH grant for "Postdoctoral Training in Medical Genetics" Stanford University 2003 - 2005
    • Racca AW, Klaiman JM, Pioner JM, Cheng Y, Beck AE, Moussavi-Harami F, Bamshad MJ, Regnier M
      Contractile properties of developing human fetal cardiac muscle.
      26460603 The Journal of physiology , 2016 Jan. 15 - 2016 Jan. 15 : 594(2)437-52 PMCID: PMC4713728
    • Chen LP, Beck AE, Tsuchiya KD, Chow PM, Mirzaa GM, Wiester RT, Feldman KW
      Institutional protocol to manage consanguinity detected by genetic testing in pregnancy in a minor.
      25687148 Pediatrics , 2015 Mar. - 2015 Mar. : 135(3)e736-9 PMCID: PMC4338324
    • McMillin MJ, Below JE, Shively KM, Beck AE, Gildersleeve HI, Pinner J, Gogola GR, Hecht JT, Grange DK, Harris DJ, Earl DL, Jagadeesh S, Mehta SG, Robertson SP, Swanson JM, Faustman EM, Mefford HC, Shendure J, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics
      Mutations in ECEL1 cause distal arthrogryposis type 5D.
      23261301 American journal of human genetics , 2013 Jan. 10 - 2013 Jan. 10 : 92(1)150-6 PMCID: PMC3542461
    • Weymouth KS, Blanton SH, Bamshad MJ, Beck AE, Alvarez C, Richards S, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Barnes D, Mitchell LE, Hecht JT
      Variants in genes that encode muscle contractile proteins influence risk for isolated clubfoot.
      21834041 American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2011 Sept. : 2170-9 PMCID: PMC3158831
    • Ng SB, Bigham AW, Buckingham KJ, Hannibal MC, McMillin MJ, Gildersleeve HI, Beck AE, Tabor HK, Cooper GM, Mefford HC, Lee C, Turner EH, Smith JD, Rieder MJ, Yoshiura K, Matsumoto N, Ohta T, Niikawa N, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, Shendure J
      Exome sequencing identifies MLL2 mutations as a cause of Kabuki syndrome.
      20711175 Nature genetics , 2010 Sept. : 790-3 PMCID: PMC2930028
    • Enns GM, Bai RK, Beck AE, Wong LJ
      Molecular-clinical correlations in a family with variable tissue mitochondrial DNA T8993G mutant load.
      16546428 Molecular genetics and metabolism , 2006 Aug. : 364-71
    • Beck AE, Hudgins L, Hoyme HE
      Autosomal dominant microtia and ocular coloboma: new syndrome or an extension of the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum?
      15800906 American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2005 May 1 : 359-62
    • Adam MP, Manning MA, Beck AE, Kwan A, Enns GM, Clericuzio C, Hoyme HE
      Methotrexate/misoprostol embryopathy: report of four cases resulting from failed medical abortion.
      14556250 American journal of medical genetics. Part A , 2003 Nov. 15 : 72-8
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Defects of embryonic myosin in Freeman-Sheldon syndrome cause reduced force and prolonged relaxation of skeletal myofibers Northwest Genetics Exchange Seattle, WA 2010
    Phenotypic Characterization of Familial Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (OAVS) Department of Pediatrics Fellows Research Day Seattle, WA 2006
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Genetic Basis of Conductive Deafness UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences $20,000 June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014
    Identifying the Genetic and Molecular Basis of Clubfoot NIH, NICHD $635,580.00 Sept. 30, 2009


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