Marco Marra appointed Head, Department of Medical Genetics

Dr. Marco Marra

Dr. Marco Marra

The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Marco Marra has been appointed Head, Department of Medical Genetics for the UBC Faculty of Medicine and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre effective January 5, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Dr. Marra brings tremendous experience and success in leadership, teaching and research as a Professor in the Department, Canada Research Chair in Genome Science, and Director of the Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency.

In his new role, he will work collaboratively with faculty and staff, the leadership teams of the Faculty of Medicine and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre at PHSA, and partners to foster excellence and scholarship in education, research and service to enhance the continued growth and development of the Department.

Dr. Marra’s leadership in genomics is particularly relevant in the rapidly evolving clinical application for our patients in the Province of BC and beyond. We look forward to opportunities for innovation in providing patient-centred, more cost-effective approaches, based on the ongoing generation of new knowledge.