Contact Info

Email: dbick@hudsonalpha.org
HudsonAlpha Office Phone: 256-327-9556
Location: 601 Genome Way, Huntsville, AL 35806

Office Phone at The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, LLC.256-327-9640
Location: 701 McMillian Way, Ste. A  Huntsville, AL 35806

David Bick, MD

Clinical Genetics and Genomics

David Bick, MD, is the chief medical officer and a faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, the medical director of The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, LLC., and a laboratory director in the HudsonAlpha Clinical Services Laboratory, LLC. He comes to HudsonAlpha from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was a professor in the department of pediatrics and the department of obstetrics and gynecology. At the Medical College of Wisconsin, he was the director of the Clinical Sequencing Laboratory at Medical College of Wisconsin; director of the Advanced Genomics Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; medical director of the Genetics Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; and chief of the division of genetics in the department of pediatrics at Medical College of Wisconsin.  

Bick received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1981 and completed his residency in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. At the Yale University School of Medicine, Bick completed a fellowship in human genetics and pediatrics in 1986, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship in human genetics in 1987. Bick is board-certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics and clinical molecular genetics.

As a leader in the field of genomic medicine, Bick has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters and reviews. Bick’s laboratories at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin were the first in the world to offer whole genome sequencing as a clinical test.

  • Education

    1986-1987 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

    1984-1986 Fellow, Department of Human Genetics, Human Genetics and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

    1982-1983 Resident in Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

    1981-1982 Intern in Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

    1977-1981 MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

    1973-1977 AB, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

  • Academic and Administrative Appointments

    2015-present Volunteer Adjunct Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

    2015-present Chief Medical Officer and Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, AL

    2012-2015 Medical Director, Genetics Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    2011-2015 Section Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    2009-2015 Director, Advanced Genomics Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    2008-2015 Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    2008-2011 Interim Chief of Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    2004-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    2002-2008 Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    1999-2001 President & CEO, Genetics & IVF Institute, Fairfax, VA

    1996-2001 Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center , Charlottesville, VA

    1991-2001 Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    1989-2001 Clinical Geneticist, Genetics and IVF Institute, Fairfax, VA

    1987-1989 Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, and Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

  • Awards and Honors

    2014 Best Doctors in America

    2013 Best Doctors in America

    2012 Best Doctors in America

    2011 Faculty Service Award 2011, Medical College of Wisconsin

    2011 Best Doctors in America

    2010 Best Doctors in America

    2009 Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Medical College of Wisconsin

    2009 Best Doctors in America

    2009 – 2010 Outstanding Medical Student Teachers for 2009-2010, Medical College of Wisconsin

    2006 Clinical Scholarship Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Pediatrics Clinical Physician

    1981 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Recent News

August 29, 2017
HudsonAlpha’s Devin Absher, PhD, and David Bick, MD, sat down with Clinical OMICs magazine to discuss the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) for the identification and treatment of rare diseases and cancer. “We ...
August 9, 2017
HudsonAlpha’s David Bick, MD; Candice Finnila, PhD; Molly Schroeder, PhD; and Liz Worthey, PhD, sat down with Alabama Public Television to discuss how computer scientists are changing the world of genetics and genomics. 
July 13, 2017
Huntsville, Ala. – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is giving patients a chance at finding a diagnosis with the Hero Fund. Established by an anonymous donation to the HudsonAlpha Foundation, the Hero Fund helps patients ...
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