Dr. Claire Francomano



Dr. Francomano attended Yale College as an undergraduate and received her MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics at Johns Hopkins and joined the full-time Hopkins faculty in 1984. Since then, she has been involved in research and patient care for persons with hereditary disorders at every level. In 1994, she became Chief of the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute, serving as its Clinical Director 1996-2001. From 2001 to 2005, she was Chief of the Human Genetics and Integrative Medicine Section in the Laboratory of Genetics, National Institute on Aging. She became Director of Adult Genetics at the Harvey Institute of Human Genetics at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in 2005. Dr. Francomano has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and continues to see patients.

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  • Unexplained Pain? Multiple Systemic Complaints? Think Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • When Flexible is Too FlexibleTwo of our MAB physicians are mentioned in this article. They are our heroes for giving our kids a chance at a decent quality of life. Hats off to Dr. Henderson and Dr. Francomano!
  • Dr Francomano supports opening of EDNF Center in 2014EDNF seeks your support in endowing a facility that will be the world center for EDS, from physician training and clinical practices to scientific research. The opportunities are boundless; you can help the lives of children and families by advancing the progress towards solving a genetic disorder that affects the fundamental tissue of the body.

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