Yuxin Fan, Ph.D., M.D.
Dr. Yuxin Fan received his medical training and PhD degree in Genetics at Fudan Univeristy in China. He did his post-doctoral training, medical genetic fellowship and then was a junior faculty in the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle from 1999 to 2007. He moved to Baylor College of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Fan currently is the Director for the John Welsh Cardiovascular Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology, Heart Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, which is ranked number 1 heart center across the nation. He is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Geomics (ABMGG). He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a member of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Fan is also College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited inspector and team leader for clinical lab accreditation. His research is focused on cardiovascular genetics, especially congenital heart disease, long QT syndrome/arrhythmia, and cardiomyopathy. His lab first in the world discovered that mutations in NEXN, a Z-Disc Gene, are associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Clinically, he is interested in the development and implementation of diagnostic tests for acquired and genetic forms of cardiac diseases including, but not limited to, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, familial thoracic aortic aneurysm/dissection (TAAD), Barth syndrome, dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (DCM/HCM), left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC), congenital heart diseases (CHD), long QT Syndrome (LQTS), short QT Syndrome (SQTS) arrhythmia disorders, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C), etc. Dr. Fan is also the immediate past president of Chinese American Heart Association (CNAHA) and visiting professor of Fuwai Cardiovascular Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the Second Hospital of Nanchang University, and Anhui Provincial Hospital affiliated to University of Science and Technology of China.