Our August Faith and Science Jam is by Dr. John Carey, a long time member of Mount Tabor.
John C. Carey, MD, MPH, FACMGG, FAAP, is Professor and formerly Vice Chair of Academic Affairs (2000-2016), Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Carey has been interested in birth defect syndromes and the care of children with these conditions. Dr. Carey graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with an A.B. and obtained his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1972. He trained in pediatrics and genetics & dysmorphology as a resident and fellow at the University of California San Francisco, 1972-1979 and obtained an M.P.H. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976. Dr. Carey joined the faculty at University of Utah Health Sciences Center in 1979 and became Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics in 1985; he stepped down as Chief in 1999 to assume the role as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medical Genetics. He held that editorial position from 2001-2016 and is now Editor in chief Emeritus and Associate Editor of the Journal. Dr. Carey established the Medical Genetics Fellowship Program at the University of Utah in 1985 and was the Program Director until 2014 but continues as a mentor and teacher in the Program. Dr. Carey’s research focus has been in the study of human congenital malformations and their causes. Related to those themes and others, he has authored or co-authored over 300 papers, chapters, and editorials for scientific journals. He also co-authored the widely-used textbook, “Medical Genetics,” by Jorde, Carey, & Bamshad, now in its 6th edition. Dr Carey is also a co-editor of the book, “Cassidy & Allanson’s Management of Genetic Syndromes”, and the 4th edition will be published in 2020.
Most importantly John is the husband and best friend of Leslie, the father of 2 sons, Patrick and Andrew, and an attentive Golden Retriever, Shadow. Besides hiking and trying to ski the UT mountains, John is an avid reader of fiction, nonfiction (history and philosophy), and poetry. He has been known to compose a few lyrical lines on occasion himself. When we can return to travelling, John and Leslie will continue that passion.