Jerry Vockley, MD, PHD

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Dr. Vockley is the Division Director, Genetic and Genomic Medicine, Cleveland Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research, Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, and Director, Center for Rare Disease Therapy Dr. Vockley is internationally recognized leader in the field of inborn errors of metabolism. His current research focuses on mitochondrial energy metabolism, novel therapies for disorders of fatty acid oxidation and amino acid metabolism, and population genetics of the Plain communities in the United States. He has published over 300 peer reviewed scholarly articles, is the principal investigator on four NIH grants and a co-investigator on 7 others. He has an active clinical research program and participates in and consults on multiple gene therapy trials. 

Dr. Vockley has served on numerous national and international scientific boards including the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children where he was chair of the technology committee. He is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and currently serves on its board of directors. He is chair of the International Network on Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Therapy (INFORM). He has served as chair of the Pennsylvania State Newborn Screening Advisory Committee and is a past president of the International Organizing Committee for the International Congress on Inborn Errors of Metabolism and the Society for the Inherited Metabolic Disorders (SIMD). He is co-founder and editor of the North American Metabolic Academy.


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Chief of Medical Genetics
Director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapy 
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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