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Victor A. McKusick

AKA Victor Almon McKusick

Born: 21-Oct-1921
Birthplace: Parkman, ME
Died: 22-Jul-2008
Location of death: Towson, MD
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Father of medical genetics

Father: Carroll L. McKusick
Mother: Ethel M. Buzzell
Brother: Vincent L. McKusick (his identical twin, judge/attorney, b. 21-Oct-1921)
Wife: Anne Bishop (m. 11-Jun-1949, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Kenneth Andrew
Son: Victor Wayne (minister)
Daughter: Carol Anne

    University: Tufts University (attended 1940-43)
    Medical School: MD, Johns Hopkins University (1946)
    Professor: Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (1954-85)
    Administrator: Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (1973-85)
    Professor: Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins University (1985-)

    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Clinical and Climatological Association
    American College of Medical Genetics
    American College of Physicians
    American Philosophical Society
    American Society for Clinical Investigation
    American Society of Human Genetics
    Association of American Physicians
    Human Genome Organization President (1988-89)
    National Academy of Sciences
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Royal College of Physicians
    Lasker Award 1997
    National Medal of Science 2001
    Japan Prize 2008


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