Robert Steiner

Chief Medical Officer, PreventionGenetics

Joined Exact Sciences: 2017

Robert Steiner has served as our Chief Medical Officer, PreventionGenetics since 2017. Dr. Steiner is also Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Attending Physician at UW’s American Family Children’s Hospital, and Newborn Screening Program Medical Consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as well as Editor in Chief of Genetics in Medicine. Dr. Steiner’s previous positions include Executive Director of the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute and Chief Science Officer at Marshfield Medical Center, as well as Executive Associate Director of the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

For much of his career, Dr. Steiner was a Professor at Oregon Health & Science University before moving back to Wisconsin.  Dr. Steiner has had numerous appointments on national committees and advisory boards including as the longest currently serving member and former treasurer of the ACMG Board of Directors, member of the Health Care System Research Network Board of Governors, the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine advisory panel on accelerating rare disease research, Chairing the ACMG working group on Pompe disease, as a Standing and Steering Committee member of the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network, as an NIH Study Section ad hoc member, and as a member of the ACMG Therapeutics Committee.  He has authored over 175 peer-reviewed publications and numerous chapters, reviews, and letters.

Dr. Steiner earned his BS with honors degree in molecular biology from University of Wisconsin, MD degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  He completed his residency at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and Medical Genetics fellowship training at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington.