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Garry R. Cutting, MD

Aetna/US Healthcare Professor of Medical Genetics

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Aetna/US Healthcare Professor of Medical Genetics

Dr. Garry R. Cutting is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Aetna/U.S. Healthcare Professor of Medical Genetics at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cutting received his undergraduate degree in biology and medical degree from the University of Connecticut. He completed residency training in pediatrics and a fellowship in medical genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cutting is the Medical Director of the DNA Diagnostic Laboratory of Johns Hopkins Genomics. He directed the Medical Genetics Residency Program at Hopkins from 1995 to 2004.

Dr. Cutting is the recipient of the Paul di Sant’Agnese Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Cutting was elected to the Society of Pediatric Research (1992), the American Society of Clinical Investigation (1995) and the Association of American Physicians (2017).

Dr. Cutting’s primary interests lie in the interpretation of DNA variation and their effect upon human phenotypes. Dr. Cutting’s lab focuses on the effect of common and rare variants in the CFTR gene that cause the single gene disorder cystic fibrosis (CF). His lab operates the CFTR2 database, a resource composed of clinical and genetic data on almost 90,000 individuals with CF world-wide. His laboratory also studies the effect of clinically approved and novel modulators upon CFTR protein bearing disease-causing variants. Dr. Cutting’s laboratory is also leader in the identification and characterization of genetic modifiers of cystic fibrosis. His group is currently collaborating with teams at the University of North Carolina and the University of Washington, Seattle to identify common and rare modifier variants of disease severity by whole genome sequencing of 5200 individuals with CF. Dr. Cutting participates in the clinical translation of variant interpretation as the Medical Director of the DNA Diagnostic Laboratory at Johns Hopkins. Finally, as Editor of the journal Human Mutation Dr. Cutting oversees the review and publication of manuscripts reporting the mechanism, distribution and phenotype consequences of variation in our genomes.

Research Interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Genetics
  • Medical Genetics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics / Clinical Biochemical Genetics (1990)
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics / Clinical Genetics / MD (1990)
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics / Clinical Molecular Genetics (1990)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1987)
Contact Information
Phone: 410-955-1773
Fax: 410-614-0213
Appointments: 443-997-KIDS (5437)
Publications: Visit PubMed
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