Julie Neidich, MD, FACMG, FAAP
Julie Neidich, MD, is an associate professor of pathology and immunology, with a secondary appointment in pediatrics. She is the medical director of the Cytogenomics and Molecular Pathology Laboratory in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine. Neidich is a clinical and laboratory geneticist with certification in pediatrics, and in clinical, cytogenetic, biochemical and molecular genetics. Her experience and expertise in all aspects of genetic medicine and diagnostics has allowed her to participate in the launch of expanded newborn screening in the 2000s, and then to move to next generation sequencing in time to perform the first clinical exome sequencing assays. She also dedicates time to projects that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare and in life.
Neidich earned her BA at Bennington College and her MD at George Washington University. She then trained in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, followed by completing a genetics fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Washington University in 2017, Neidich held faculty positions at Cornell University Medical College and Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as positions as medical director at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Ambry Genetics, GeneDx and Pathway Genomics, and as the co-founder of a start-up focused on telemedicine in genetics. Her special expertise focuses on phenotype-genotype correlations, neurogenetics, genomics and cytogenomics, somatic variants, and biochemical genetics. She is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In her spare time, Dr. Neidich loves puzzles, mysteries, ballet and other dance, music, the outdoors, and spending time with her husband and son.