Keith Vaux, MD, PhD

Clinical Chief and Division Director, Medical Genetics
University of California – San Diego School of Medicine

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Keith Vaux, MD, is a medical geneticist, focusing his work on the diagnosis, evaluation and long-term care of patients with complex genetic disorders. He has special interest in neurologic genetic diseases and conditions that are difficult to diagnose as well as using next generation sequencing tools to diagnose rare conditions and understand the genetics of chronic common conditions

Dr. Vaux is committed to interpreting genetic test results and ensuring that patients and families have clear, understandable information about what genetic information means for their health and the health of their offspring. He sees patients at the maternal-fetal care, genetics clinic, and the family cancer genetics program.

For many years, Dr. Vaux served as an active duty physician for the Navy providing genetic care to service members and their families.

Dr. Vaux is co-investigator for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Tissue Collection for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and is an investigator with the Gleeson Laboratory for Neurodevelopmental Genetics at Rockefeller University. His clinical and research interests include rare diseases, epilepsy and autism. His research has resulted in numerous peer reviewed medical journal articles.

As a clinical professor of medicine and assistant dean for continuing medical education at UC San Diego, Dr. Vaux is highly involved in the training of residents, fellows and physicians in the field of medical genetics.

Dr. Vaux earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego and his fellowship in dysmorphology, teratology and medical genetics at UC San Diego.