Stephen F. Kingsmore

Executive Director, Precision Medicine Research, The Children's Mercy Hospital


Stephen F. Kingsmore is the Dee Lyons/Missouri Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Executive Director of Medical Panomics at Children’s Mercy – Kansas City, where he is building scalable methods for pediatric genomic/precision medicine. Previously Dr. Kingsmore was the founding Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at CM-KC, CEO of the National Center for Genome Resources, COO of Molecular Staging Inc., Vice President of Research at CuraGen Corporation, founder of GatorGen, and Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s School of Medicine. Dr. Kingsmore received MB ChB BAO and DSc degrees from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He trained in clinical immunology in Northern Ireland and did residency in internal medicine and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and was a MedScape Physician of the year in 2012. He also received the 2013 Scripps Genomic Medicine award and 2013 ILCHUN prize of the Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. TIME magazine ranked his rapid genome diagnosis method as one of the top ten medical breakthroughs of 2012.