Dr. Ronald Przygodzki

Director, Genomic Medicine Office of Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs

Ronald M. Przygodzki, M.D. is Director of Genomic Medicine at the Office or Research and Development for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC where he advises and guides genomic and laboratory-based research efforts that help the Veteran population. He holds a degree in medicine from the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialization in molecular genetic pathology. His previous leadership roles (private and public sectors) include the position of Director, Biomedical Laboratories R&D at the US Department of Veterans Affairs, as Chief of Pathology at the Children's National Medical Center and as Associate Director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC. He conceptualized, drafted and guided implementation of the Million Veterans Program, one of the largest mega-biobank worldwide. Dr. Przygodzki's research expertise and interests are in anatomic and clinical pathology and molecular genomics, spanning from the theoretical to practical clinically translatable arenas. He has developed unique molecular-based techniques around the use of small archival tissue specimens typically found in pathology. He has authored several publications, book chapters, and books. He sits on several Federal-funding grant boards.

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