Tom Caskey, M.D.

Adjunct Partner, Houston
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University of South Carolina
Duke University

Dr. Tom Caskey, M.D., FACP has over 35 years of experience in molecular genetics. Tom currently serves as Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. He previously was the Director of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Tom previously served as Senior Vice President, Human Genetics and Vaccines Discovery at Merck Research Laboratories, West Point and as President of the Merck Genome Research Institute.

Tom is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, and Molecular Genetics with twenty-five years of patient care experience in these specialties. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Royal Society of Canada, and past President of the American Society of Human Genetics and the Human Genome Organization, and Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science.

Tom has received numerous academic and industry honors. His genetic research has identified the genetic basis of ten major inheritable diseases and opened up the understanding of triplet repeat diseases (Fragile X, myotonic dystrophy and others). His personal identification patent is the basis of worldwide application for forensic science and he is also a consultant to the FBI in forensic science.  Tom serves on the Board of Directors for EW portfolio company, Metabolon. 

Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University.  Tom joined Essex Woodlands as Adjunct Partner in April 2004.