Arnold Munnich


Pediatrician and Geneticist, Arnold Munnich is the creator and Head of the Department of Medical Genetics at the Necker-Enfants malades Hospital in Paris. After an internship at the Paris hospitals (1975) and a thesis of sciences (1988) at the Cochin Institute under the direction of Axel Kahn, he was named professor of genetics at the Paris Descartes University in 1989. He made his clinicat (1986-1990) at the Necker Hospital in Paris. He directed the INSERM "Genetic Disorders of the Child" unit until 2014. Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Science and Professor of Genetics at the Paris Descartes University since 1989, Arnold Munnich devoted his research to the identification of genes responsible for the neurological, metabolic and malformative handicaps of the child. In 2016, he was elected President of the Imagine Institute of Genetic Diseases, which he co-founded in 2007 with Professors Claude Griscelli and Alain Fischer in particular.