Genetics & Genomics

Genetics and genomics, two words we hear together more and more. They seem to be used interchangeably but are there any differences? After an introduction on this subject at our Patient & Caregiver National Forum last year, we are thrilled that Dr. Raymond Kim, medical geneticist at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, accepted our invitation for a more in-depth look at genetics and genomics.


Raymond Kim received his MD/PhD from the University of Toronto with Dr. Tak W. Mak in Medical Biophysics. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Medical Genetics at The Hospital for Sick Children. His clinical interests lie in the transition of care, complex multidisciplinary care and adult hereditary disorders. His research incorporates novel genomic technologies in clinical care including whole genome sequencing and circulating DNA. He is Medical Director of Cancer Early Detection and the Bhalwani Familial Cancer Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He is also the PI of the Ontario Hereditary Cancer Research Network at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Provincial Head of the Provincial Genetics Program at Ontario Health.

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