Dr. Hope Northrup, M.D.
Medical Geneticist (Clinical, Biochemical and Molecular)
Department of Pediatrics - McGovern Medical School,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
May 24, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Hope Northrup, MD, is a Medical Geneticist (Clinical, Biochemical and Molecular) in the Department of Pediatrics at The McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Professor and Director of the Division of Medical Genetics. Dr. Northrup is the Director of the Medical Genetics Residency Training Program (1993-present) and the Medical Director of the Genetic Counseling Masters Training Program (1993-2018). Due to her clinical expertise, she has been selected numerous times for inclusion in various publications citing excellence in clinical care including Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, and Texas Super Doctors. In recognition of her teaching excellence, she received the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA) for the University of Texas System in 2016.
Dr. Northrup obtained an M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a Pediatric Residency at Children's Medical Center/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, and a Medical Genetics Fellowship at the Institute for Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Northrup's research interests focus on unraveling the basis of neurogenetic diseases, specifically tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and spina bifida (SB). She was the 2003 winner of the Manuel R. Gomez Professional Recognition Award from the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance for her research and clinical contributions in the field of tuberous sclerosis complex. Dr. Northrup has multiple research projects funded through NIH, private foundations and industry. She has authored/co-authored >100 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Northrup has provided numerous national and international invited presentations.