Alejandro Iglesias, MD is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Inherited Metabolic Program, Program Director of the Medical Genetics Residency program and Attending Physician in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center.
He is a clinical and biochemical geneticist primarily interested in inborn errors of metabolism, dysmorphology, developmental biology, and neurogenetics. In his role as Program Director he is deeply involved in all aspects of the medical genetics resident’s education. Finally, also as an educator, he is in charge of the medical biochemistry lecture series for the first year medical students at the Physicians & Surgeons Medical School at Columbia University.
He received his Medical Degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1986. After obtaining his degree he did his residency training in pediatrics including a position as Chief Resident and Instructor at Pedro Elizalde Pediatric Hospital in Buenos Aires. Then he trained in clinical genetics at the Juan P Garrahan Pediatric Hospital, also in Buenos Aires. After finishing his training in Argentina he came to the US to complete a Fellowship in Genetics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY. He came to Columbia University in 2011 after 8 years of Division Chief in Genetics at Beth Israel Medical center in NYC.