Meet the Team

Jirair K. Bedoyan, MD, PhD

Jirair K. Bedoyan, MD, PhD

CIDEM Director

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Dr. Bedoyan received his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan (1996) and his MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine (2004). He completed residencies in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2007) and Medical Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical Center/ University of Michigan Health System (2010), and a fellowship in Clinical Biochemical Genetics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University (2014). He is professionally affiliated with University Hospitals, University Hospitals Medical Group, and Toledo Children's Hospital/ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Dr. Bedoyan is also a member of the Departments of Genetics and Genome Sciences and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and part of the Center for Human Genetics and the Center for Inherited Disorders of Energy Metabolism. Dr. Bedoyan has been co-director of CIDEM from 2014-2017 and director since 2018. Dr. Bedoyan is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics – Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics.

Douglas S. Kerr, MD, PhD

Douglas S. Kerr, MD, PhD

Emeritus Director of CIDEM

Dr. Kerr received his MD and PhD in Biochemistry from Western Reserve University in 1965 and has been licensed to practice medicine in the State of Ohio since 1974. He completed 4 years of post-doctoral laboratory training in Biochemistry at the National Institutes of Health and University of the West Indies. He was director of the Pediatric Special Laboratory (University Hospitals of Cleveland) from 1974 – 1988 and served as Associate Director of the Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Pathology from 1988 –1992. He has been Director of CIDEM from 1988 – 2014. Dr. Kerr is a member of the American Association of Clinical Chemists and is past-president of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders.

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