Staff Biography

Dr. Celia KayeCelia I. Kaye, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Education, Office of Educational Development and Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine and a geneticist and professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Kaye came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine from San Antonio where she served as Vice Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and continues to serve as member of the faculty since 1989. Prior to arriving in San Antonio, Dr. Kaye was in Chicago where she served on the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. While in Illinois, she also served as co-medical Director of the Perinatal Center and Director of Pediatric Genetics and the Genetics Laboratory, at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, attending Physician in Pediatric Genetics at Cook County Hospital, and positions at medical centers in the area.

 Dr. Kaye is a senior advisor and member of the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center Steering Committee.  She is also a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Work Group (EGAPP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Working Group on Policy for Newborn Screening and the Medical Home. She has been the Principle Investigator on numerous federal research grants such as the U.S. DHHS/MCHB- funded projects, “Reducing Cultural Barriers to the Provision of Genetic Services in South Texas,” and “Genetics Service Provision in Primary Care Settings in South Texas,” as well as grants from non-federal sources such as the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and other private donors for projects addressing genetic services in chronic care facilities, and clinical and molecular genetic studies in Chromosome 18 abnormalities. Dr. Kaye is a recognized reviewer for a number of scientific journals and is an active member of several professional organizations including the American College of Medical Genetics.

Dr. Kaye earned her master’s and MD degrees from Wayne State University in Michigan, and her PhD from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

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