Hal Dietz, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Dr. Dietz is Victor A. McKusick Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Genetics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Dr. Dietz’s research is focused on elucidation of the etiology and pathogenesis of connective tissue disorders including a wide spectrum of conditions associated with fibrosis such as scleroderma. His lab is best known for in-depth studies that involve the creation and characterization of animal models of human diseases, with use of novel mechanistic insights to develop and test treatment strategies.

Dr. Dietz has received multiple prestigious awards including the Curt Stern Award from the American Society of Human Genetics, the Taubman Prize for excellence in translational medical science, and the Harrington Prize from the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute. He is an inductee of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academy of American Physicians, National Academy of Medicine, Association of American Physicians, and the National Academy of Sciences.

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