David S Rosenblatt

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David S. Rosenblatt
Dr. Rosenblatt in his signature bow-tie
Occupation, Medical geneticist, Paediatrician

David Rosenblatt, a Canadian Medical Geneticist, Paediatrician is a professor in the Departments of Human Genetics, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he was the Chairman of Department of Human Genetics from 2001-2013. He is known for his contributions[1] to the field of inborn errors of folate and vitamin B12 metabolism.[2]


Rosenblatt received a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in 1968 and an MDCM from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in 1970. After completing an internship in Pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital (1970–1971), he pursued postgraduate training in medical genetics and folate metabolism at the Massachusetts General Hospital under the supervision of Dr. John Littlefield and Dr. Richard Erbe (1971–1973), and in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Malcolm Gefter (1973–1974), finishing with a residency in Pediatric Medicine at the Boston Children's Hospital (1974–1975).


Rosenblatt was first appointed in the Department of Paediatrics at McGill in 1975, and was the Chairman of the Department of Human Genetics from 2001-2013.[3] He holds the Dodd Q. Chu and Family Chair in Medical Genetics.[4]

He is actively involved in research and patient care, as well as graduate and medical student teaching. He has acted as supervisor and mentor to more than 35 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. He has authored over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals.[5]

In 1995 he was made a Correspondent étranger of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (France), and in 2005, he was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2013 he was named a Champion of Genetics by The Canadian Gene Cure Foundation. He has served as President of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of Medical Geneticists of Quebec.


  1. ^ Rosenblatt, DS (2011), "A RaDiCAL approach to gene discovery", Journal of Medical Genetics, 48 (9): 577–8, doi:10.1136/jmedgenet-2011-100227, PMID 21709169, retrieved 15 July 2012
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 21, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 16, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
  5. ^ Search Results for author Rosenblatt DS on PubMed.