Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Executive Vice President/Chief Scientific Officer, Geisinger Health System

Dr. Ledbetter is executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Geisinger Health System. Previously he was the Robert W. Woodruff professor and director of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. He held academic and leadership positions at the University of Chicago, the National Center for Human Genome Research (now NHGRI) and Baylor College of Medicine. He is a graduate of Tulane University and earned his doctorate at the University of Texas-Austin. He has focused his research efforts on discovering the underlying etiology of childhood developmental disabilities.