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Sixto Garcia-Minaur

Sixto Garcia-Minaur
Sixto Garcia-Minaur
Born in Bilbao, Spain, 1956. Set out to become a Community Paediatrician, training in Paediatrics (Bilbao, Spain, 1982-1986) and Public Health (John Hopkins University, Baltimore, US, 1986-1987).

Became involved in the setting up and running of the Basque Country EUROCAT register of congenital anomalies for ten years (1990-2000), which eventually led him astray into genetics.

Trained in Clinical Genetics (Edinburgh, UK, 2000-2004). Worked as a Consultant in London (2004-2006) and Barcelona (2007-2008). Currently in charge of the Clinical Genetics Section of the Institute of Medical and Molecular Genetics (INGEMM) at University Hospital La Paz in Madrid.

He has a long-standing interest in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and has been actively involved in the last few years in the provision of multidisciplinary care for patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and their families.