Yves Lacassie, MD
Yves Lacassie, MD is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Head of the
Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State
University Health Sciences Center, and Director of Genetic Services,
Children's Hospital of New Orleans. A graduate of the University of Chile,
Dr. Lacassie had his formal training in Pediatrics and Genetics in Chile and
at Johns Hopkins University under Dr. Victor A. McKusick.
Dr. Lacassie has been the Head of the Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of
Pediatrics, at LSUMC in New Orleans since 1986. He is board certified in
Clinical Genetics and Founder Fellow of the American College of Medical
Genetics. He belongs to several major scientific societies including the
ASHG, ESHG, ALAG, and the Ibero-American Society of Human Genetics
(President 1998-2000). His major interests are dysmorphology, the
delineation of new syndromes, the nosology of genetic diseases, and the
clinical use of dermatoglyphics.