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Douglas J. Ball, M.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Pediatric Genetics

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Public Health and General Preventive Medicine)

Dr. Ball is a clinical geneticist who sees patients of all ages with known or suspected genetic conditions. He has a special interest providing care to patients of all ages with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and other connective tissue and vascular diseases, and in providing diagnosis and treatment to adult patients with genetic conditions. Dr. Ball provides comprehensive genetic care for his patients, including preventive care, as well as the most current treatments for patients with genetic conditions.

He studied physics at the University of Utah before obtaining his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was also awarded a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology. Dr. Ball is board certified in both general preventive medicine and in clinical genetics. His research interests include interventions in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and other connective tissue disorders, and implementation of precision medicine and pharmacogenomics.

Education History

Fellowship New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Clinical Genetics
Doctoral Training UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Health Leadership
Residency University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry
General Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Internship Baylor College of Medicine
General Surgery
Graduate Training Washington University School of Medicine
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Professional Medical Washington University School of Medicine
Undergraduate University of Utah