ALBERTO SANTIAGO CORNIER, M.D./Ph.D, Associate Professor
Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce PR, Ph.D 2001 BiomedicalSciences ( Human Molecular Genetics )
Hardvard Med School/ Boston Child Hosp, Fellowship, 1995, Genetics
Mayaguez Medical Center, Pediatrics Dept, Ped. Res. 1993, Pediatrics
Mayaguez Medical Center Internship, 1990, Rotary Internship
Univ. Central del Este San Pedro de Macoris, M.D. 1985, School of Medicine
2006- Present Associate Dean for Research, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
1999-2006 Chief, Genetic DIvision, Ponce School of Medicine
1997-2006 Co-Director, Molecular Biology Program, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce P.R.
2006- Present Associate Professor of Genetics, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Caguas P.R.
1995-2006 Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Pediatrics, Human Genetics Course Director, Ponce School of Medicine
2005- Present Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Department, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, P.R.
1997- Present Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Caribean Central University, School of Medicine, P.R.
Puerto Rico State board (lic#11117)
Massachusetts State board (Lic#93-9904-96)
Founder menber of the International Consortium on Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis, November 2005
Distinguish Alumni Award; Central del Este University School of Medicine, October 2005
Key Note Speaker: Genotype and Phenotype Characterization of Spondilothoracic Dyspalsia Syndrome; 35 Anniversary of the Central del Este University, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.
Guest Speaker: Medical Technologist College Meeting: The role of the medical technologist in Genetic testing. November 2005
Guest Lecturer, Hartford Children Hospital: "Natural History of Spondylothoracic Dysplasia Syndrome" October 2005
Guest Speaker Congenital Scoliosis Symposium, Stowers Institute of Medical Research, November 2005
SPeaker Pediatric Convection (AMPRO) ; Prader Willi Syndrome, September 2005
Caribbean Conference on Gynecology and Obstetrics: Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis, August 2005
5th Puerto Rican Congress on Genetics and Metabolism: Bardet-biedl syndrome Genotype Characterization. August 2005
Guest Speaker: San Jorge Children's Hospital Medical Convection: Newborn screening in Puerto Rico. May 2005
Boards of Directors, March of Dimes of Puerto Rico, 2003 to present
President, Board of Directors, Puerto Rico Association of Children and Adults with Genetic Disorders, 2001 to present.
Invited by the senior editor of the Genetic section to write a review article on Jarcho-Levin Syndrome in Current Opinion in Pediatrics, December 2003
Guest Lecturer at Philadelphia Children's Hospital Genetic Seminar: Phenotype Characterization of Spondilothoracic Dysplasia, November 2002
Guest Lecturer, Shrinner's Hospital, Philadelphia, November 2002
Guest Lecturer New York Medical College, Westchester, January, 2002 NY
Guest Speaker at the Puerto Rico's Medical Association Meeting, Pediatric Section, Feb 2002
Guest Speaker at the Caribbean Conference on Clinical Genetics, 2002,2001, 2000, 1999
Platform Presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics Meeting, San Francisco, CA October 2001
Reviewer for the Department of Health & Human Services, MAternal and child Health Bureau, Genetic Services Branch, June 1998
Speaker at the GENES MEeting, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY June 1998
Speaker (platform presentation) at the American College of Medical Genetics Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, March 1997
Guest Speaker at the Latin American Genetics Experts Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 08/1997
Invited by Paraguay's Government to help establish the Clinical Genetic Service at the University of Paraguay School of Medicine, Asuncion, Paraguay, July 1997
Boston Children's Hospital Research Fellows Association: founder menber.
Americo Serra Research Competition: 1st Prize Award 05/1997 and 06/1998
Research Pilot Project: Barder-Biedl Homozygosity Linkage Analysis (20.000$) granted by the Extramural Associate Research Development Award, NIH (EARDA)
Glaxo Research Competition: 1st Prize Award, Basic Sciences- 1998
Glaxo REsearch Competition: 2nd Prize Award, Clinical Sciences -1999
Doctors Choice Award 2000 and 2001
Hero Award 2002 (Voluntary work for the PR Association of Children and Adults with Genetic Disorders) United Funds of Puerto RIco.