David E. Comings, M.D.
110 Mill Run
Monrovia, California  91016

Date of Birth:                March 8, 1935
Place of Birth:               Beacon, New York
9/1951 - 6/1954           University of Illinois
                                    Urbana, Illinois
9/1954 - 6/1955           Northwestern University Medical School
                                    Chicago, Illinois
                                    Degree – B.S.
9/1955 – 6/1958          Northwestern University Medical School
                                    Chicago, Illinois
                                    Degree – M.D.
7/1958 – 6/1959          Cook County Hospital
                                    Chicago, Illinois
RESIDENCY (Internal Medicine)
7/1959 – 6/1961          Cook County Hospital
                                    Chicago, Illinois                                               
8/1961 – 6/1962          Hematology – Dr. Steven O. Schwartz
                                    Cook County Hospital
                                    Chicago, Illinois
9/1964 – 9/1966          Human Genetics – Dr. Arno G. Motulsky
                                    University of Washington School of Medicine
                                    Seattle, Washington
8/1962 – 8/1964          Madigan General Hospital
                                    United States Army
                                    Chief of Hematology
Fort Lewis, Washington 
1966 – 2002                Director, Department of Medical Genetics
                                    City of Hope National Medical Center
                                    Beckman Research Institute
                                    Duarte, California
1993 – 2002                  Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
                                    USC School of Medicine
                                    Los Angeles, California
2002 – present             Emeritus Professor
                                    City of Hope National Medical Center
                                    Beckman Research Institute
                                    Duarte, California
2003 – present              Director, Carlsbad Science Foundation
                                    Monrovia, CA  91006
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society for Clinical Investigation (1968)
American Society of Human Genetics
New York Academy of Sciences
Western Society for Clinical Research
Association of American Physicians
International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Clinical Genetics
Editorial Board, Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics (1971-1974)
Board of Directors, American Society of Human Genetics (1974-1976)
Genetics Study Section, National Institutes of Health (1974-1978)
Co-Chairman, ICN-UCLA Winter Conference on Human Molecular Cytogenetics (1977)
Scientific Advisory Board, Hereditary Disease Foundation (1975-1983)
Chairman, Symposium on Molecular Cytogenetics, Montevideo, Uruguay (1977)
NASA Summer Workshop Advisory Committee on Biology and Space
  Genetics and Developmental Biology Section (1977)
Scientific Advisory Board, National Foundation, March of Dimes (1977-1993)
Chairman, Work Group on Genetics, Immunology, Virology and Pre-symptomatic
  Detection, for Huntington’s Disease Commission (1976-1977)
Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics (1978-1986)
President, Medical Staff, City of Hope Medical Center (1978-1979)
National Institutes of Health Task Force on Inborn Errors of Metabolism (1978-1979)
Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Winnipeg, Canada (1978)
President, City of Hope Medical Group, Inc. (1978-1979)
Member, Biomedical Research Support Grant Committee,
  City of Hope Medical Center (1972-1984)
Program Director, Biomedical Research Support Grant Program, City of Hope Medical Center (1981-1984)
Search Committee, Head of Division of Medicine (1979-1981)
Chairman, City of Hope Promotions Committee (1982-1984)
On list of 1,000 Most Quoted Scientists (Current Contents) (1982)
Board Qualified American Board of Clinical Genetics (1982)
Scientific Advisory Board, Joseph’s Disease Foundation (1981-1988)
Scientific Advisory Board, Neurofibromatosis Foundation (1984-1993)
Member, Genetic Study Conference, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan (1984)
Member, External Review Board for the National Institutes of Health Intramural Program
  On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Technical Evaluation Conference: Human Genetic
  Research in Alcoholism (1986-1992)
Member, Special Ad Hoc Review Committee on Inheritance and Markers of Colorectal
  Cancer and Polyps, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (1986)
Member, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Technical Evaluation
  Conference: Human  Genetic Research in Alcoholism (1987)
Associate Editor, Genomics (1987-1991)
President, American Society of Human Genetics (1988)
Editorial Board, Neurofibromatosis (1987-1990)
Participant, Meeting on Genetics, Religion and Ethics, Institute of Religion, Houston (1990)
Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics (1992)
Research Award Association for Responsible Gaming (1999)
Member of Study Group Genetics of ADHD (1998- current)
Publications   N = >490.