Aleksandar Rajkovic


Aleksandar Rajkovic is a Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He is a Stuart Lindsay Distinguished Professor in Experimental Pathology I. He serves as the UCSF Chief Genomics Officer and is the Medical Director and Chief of the Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (CGGM) that organizes, coordinates and oversees Clinical Genetics and Genomics Services across the entire UCSF Health System. He also serves as the Director of the Genomic Medicine Initiative, a translational arm of the Institute of Human Genetics.

Dr. Rajkovic earned his medical degree from Case Western University, followed by internal medicine internship and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He subsequently did a Medical Genetics fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Prior to arriving at UCSF, he was the Chief of Medical and Laboratory Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he oversaw Pittsburgh cytogenomic, molecular genomic, and pregnancy screening laboratories as well as adult/cancer and prenatal genetic clinical services. He also served as the director for genomic training programs that spanned clinical genetics and genomics, clinical biochemical genetics, and laboratory genetics and genomics.

Dr. Rajkovic's research interests lie in basic sciences and translational research in the area of reproductive genetics, specifically investigations related to genomic imbalances, their effects on reproductive pathologies, and prenatally diagnosed fetal disorders. He also works with fetal loss and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency. Dr. Rajkovic's research group is studying transcriptional regulation of mammalian oogenesis to identify biomarkers for ovarian insufficiency and reproductive tissue cancers, as well as studying pathologies for fetal loss and early recurrent miscarriages.

Dr. Rajkovic has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2003. He has served as a member and director on numerous NIH study sections and workshops, March of Dimes advisory committee on prematurity, Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award Advisory Committee, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Committee on Genetics among others. He is an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences, and he serves on the editorial boards of Molecular and Human Reproduction, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and Endocrine Reviews.