CURRICULUM VITAE

David
E. Comings, M.D.
Monrovia, California 91016

PERSONAL
Date of Birth: March 8, 1935
Place of Birth: Beacon, New York

EDUCATION
9/1951 - 6/1954 University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

9/1954 - 6/1955 Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois
Degree – B.S.

9/1955 – 6/1958 Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois
Degree – M.D.

INTERNSHIP
7/1958 – 6/1959 Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

RESIDENCY (Internal Medicine)
7/1959 – 6/1961 Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

FELLOWSHIPS
8/1961 – 6/1962 Hematology – Dr. Steven O. Schwartz
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois

9/1964 – 9/1966 Human Genetics – Dr. Arno G. Motulsky
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

MILITARY SERVICE
8/1962 – 8/1964 Madigan General Hospital
United States Army
Chief of Hematology
Fort Lewis, Washington

EXPERIENCE
1966 – 2003 Director, Department of Medical Genetics
City of Hope National Medical Center
Beckman Research Institute
Duarte, California

1993 – 2003 Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
USC School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

2004 – present Emeritus Professor
City of Hope National Medical Center
Beckman Research Institute
Duarte, California

2004 – present Director, Carlsbad Science Foundation
Monrovia, CA 91006

MEMBERSHIPS
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Clinical Investigation (1968)
American Society of Human Genetics
New York Academy of Sciences
Western Society for Clinical Research
Association of American Physicians
International Society of Psychiatric Genetics

LICENSURE
Illinois
Washington
California

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Clinical Genetics

OTHER
Editorial Board, Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics (1971-1974)
Board of Directors, American Society of Human Genetics (1974-1976)
Genetics Study Section, National Institutes of Health (1974-1978)
Co-Chairman, ICN-UCLA Winter Conference on Human Molecular Cytogenetics (1977)
Scientific Advisory Board, Hereditary Disease Foundation (1975-1983)
Chairman, Symposium on Molecular Cytogenetics, Montevideo, Uruguay (1977)
NASA Summer Workshop Advisory Committee on Biology and Space
Genetics and Developmental Biology Section (1977)
Scientific Advisory Board, National Foundation, March of Dimes (1977-1993)
Chairman, Work Group on Genetics, Immunology, Virology and Presymptomatic
Detection, for Huntington’s Disease Commission (1976-1977)
Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics (1978-1986)
President, Medical Staff, City of Hope Medical Center (1978-1979)
National Institutes of Health Task Force on Inborn Errors of Metabolism (1978-1979)
Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Winnipeg, Canada (1978)
President, City of Hope Medical Group, Inc. (1978-1979)
Member, Biomedical Research Support Grant Committee,
City of Hope Medical Center (1972-1984)
Program Director, Biomedical Research Support Grant Program, City of Hope Medical Center (1981-1984)
Search Committee, Head of Division of Medicine (1979-1981)
Chairman, City of Hope Promotions Committee (1982-1984)
On list of 1,000 Most Quoted Scientists (Current Contents) (1982)
Board Qualified American Board of Clinical Genetics (1982)
Scientific Advisory Board, Joseph’s Disease Foundation (1981-1988)
Scientific Advisory Board, Neurofibromatosis Foundation (1984-1993)
Member, Genetic Study Conference, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan (1984)
Member, External Review Board for the National Institutes of Health Intramural Program
On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Technical Evaluation Conference: Human Genetic
Research in Alcoholism (1986-1992)
Member, Special Ad Hoc Review Committee on Inheritance and Markers of Colorectal
Cancer and Polyps, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (1986)
Member, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Technical Evaluation
Conference: Human Genetic Research in Alcoholism (1987)
Associate Editor, Genomics (1987-1991)
President, American Society of Human Genetics (1988)
Editorial Board, Neurofibromatosis (1987-1990)
Participant, Meeting on Genetics, Religion and Ethics, Institute of Religion, Houston (1990)
Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics (1992)
Research Award Association for Responsible Gaming (1999)
Member of Study Group Genetics of ADHD (1998- current)