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Our staff includes a medical doctor, board eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics, who diagnoses, treats and counsels patients and their families with genetic disorders. The medical doctor is supported by a board certified doctoral scientist for chromosome analysis. We also have staff genetics counselors who provide education and counseling to the patients and their families. We also have a doctoral genetics research scientist.

Patients are seen in the Pediatric Specialty Clinic.
The telephone number is (252) 744-2525.

Karen Schmidt, MD, FACMG
Clinical Professor

Primary Specialty: Genetics
Secondary Specialty: Pediatrics, Pathology
Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health
Residency: National Cancer Institute
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical School
Graduate School: Master’s in Genetics

Dr. J. Wiley
John Wiley, PhD

Primary Specialty: Clinical Cytogenetics
Board Certification: American Board of Medical Genetics; Clinical Cytogenetics
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Graduate School: UNC Greensboro, MA; North Carolina State University, PhD
Research Interests: Cancer genetics, molecular cytogenetics, toxicology
Ancillary Roles: Course Director, M1 and M2 Genetics

Dr. C.E. Boklage
Charles E. Boklage, PhD

Primary Specialty: Behavioral and Developmental Genetics
Secondary Training: Neurosciences, Biostatistics
Fellowships: Kansas State University: Developmental Genetics; University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health: Medical Genetics, Biostatistics, Neurobiology, Developmental Psychology
Graduate School: University of California at San Diego
Research Interests: Reproduction and development: gametogenesis, fertilization, embryogenesis, malformations, reproductive epidemiology, twins, twinning, prenatal and infant mortality, seasonal rhythms, differences in sex development
Ancillary Roles: BSOM Research Advisory Council, Chair ECU Academic Awards Committee, Past President ECU Sigma Xi
Online Publications: Bacterial Virus Developmental Genetics, Twinning, Handedness, Developmental Asymmetries and Rhythms in Human Conceptions
Alternate Website: Laboratory of Behavioral and Developmental Genetics