Flinter, Frances - professor in clinical genetics


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Tel: 020 7188 1364
Email: frances.flinter@gstt.nhs.uk

  • Biography

    Frances Flinter did her undergraduate training at Guy’s Hospital Medical School. She subsequently trained in paediatrics before a period of research mapping the gene for Alport’s syndrome led to speciality training in clinical genetics.

    She accepts referrals of paediatric and adult patients with a wide variety of genetic problems, but not cancer genetics patients.

  • Positions and membership

    • Appointed consultant clinical geneticist at Guy’s in 1994
    • Clinical director of children’s services 2000 – 2007
    • Caldicott guardian of Guy’s and St Thomas’ since 2007
    • Clinical geneticist for the PGD team since its inception
    • Member of the Human Genetics Commission since 2000
    • Member of the Human Genome Strategy Group since 2010
    • President of the Clinical Genetics Society 2009 – 2011
    • Chair - Medical Genetics Clinical Reference Group 2013 
  • Specialist interests

    • Inherited kidney disease
    • preimplantation genetic diagnosis
  • Awards

    Elizabeth Wherry award from the British Medical Association for renal research.

  • Research interests

    • Alport’s syndrome
    • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
    • Regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic testing
    • Preconception genetic testing
  • Publications

    • 120 papers
    • 10 book chapters
    • Co-editor of the Oxford University Press textbook ‘The Genetics of Renal Disease'