Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD

Chief Genomics Officer


Dr. Aleksandar Rajkovic is a Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He is a Stuart Lindsay Distinguished Professor in Experimental Pathology I. He serves as the UCSF Chief Genomics Officer and is the Medical Director and Chief of the Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (CGGM) that organizes, coordinates and oversees Clinical Genetics and Genomics Services across the entire UCSF Health System. He also serves as the Director of the Genomic Medicine Initiative, a translational arm of the Institute of Human Genetics. He earned his medical degree from Case Western University, followed by internal medical internship and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Cleveland Metropolitan General hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and subsequent Medical Genetics fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Prior to arriving to UCSF, he was the Chief of Medical and Laboratory Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he oversaw Pittsburgh cytogenomic, molecular genomic and pregnancy screening laboratories as well as adult/cancer and prenatal genetic clinical services. He also served as the director for genomic training programs that spanned clinical genetics and genomics, clinical biochemical genetics, and laboratory genetics and genomics. He has served as a member and director on numerous NIH study sections and workshops, March of Dimes advisory committee on prematurity, Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award Advisory Committee, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Committee on Genetics among others.