Dr. John Belmont
Senior Principal Medical Scientist, Illumina, Inc., San Diego, California
Professor (Adjunct), Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Dr. Belmont is currently a Senior Principal Medical Scientist in the Medical Genomics Research (MGR) team at Illumina, Inc. At Illumina, Dr. Belmont consults on diverse programs including studies of the clinical utility of genome analysis, and standards for clinical genome sequencing.
Dr. Belmont also continues to collaborate in research on cardiovascular disorders and infectious diseases. He has published numerous papers on the genetic causes of congenital heart defects and other cardiovascular diseases. In addition to his research, Dr. Belmont is a Pediatrician and Medical Geneticist. He was a co-founder of the Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital (1997-2015).
Dr. Belmont grew up in San Antonio, Texas and received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas, Austin in 1974. He attended Baylor College of Medicine where he graduated with M.D. and PhD. Degrees in 1981. After Pediatrics training at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. he returned to Baylor for post-doctoral research in genetics. He is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians.