Dr. Clair Francomano MD

Dr. Clair Francomano received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her training in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics at Johns Hopkins. During her years at the National Institutes of Health, she spear-headed a longitudinal study on the natural history of EDS that ran for over 20 years. She has served on the Steering Committee for the International Consortium on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Related Conditions and as chair of the Committee on Classical Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome for the Consortium since 2016. After serving on the full time faculty at Johns Hopkins and in the Intramural Research Program of the NIH, she joined the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in 2005 as Director of Adult Genetics at the Harvey Institute of Human Genetics. Having published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and lectures widely around the world about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and related disorders, Dr. Francomano stands in the forefront of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome research. She is currently a professor of medical and molecular genetics at the IU School of Medicine and director of the Residency Training Program in Genetics at IU.