Susan J. Hayflick, M.D.

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Dr. Hayflick’s special interests include biochemical genetics, adult onset genetic diseases and neurogenetic disorders. She completed medical school at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1985 and did an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical genetics at the Center for Medical Genetics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and joined Oregon Health & Science University in 1993. Dr. Hayflick is a professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, Pediatrics, and Neurology at OHSU and is currently the interim chair in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics. She serves as the Director of the OHSU Human Genetics Initiative and the Program Director for Human Genetics and Translational Technologies and Resources at the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute.


  • Degree:
    M.D., The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, 1995
  • Residency:
    Internship/Residency in Pediatrics, The Maine Medical Center, Portland, 1988
  • Fellowship:
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Genetics, The Center for Medical Genetics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1991
  • Certification:
    National Board of Medical Examiners, 1988 American Board of Pediatrics (re-certified), 1989, 1996 American Board of Medical Genetics (clinical genetics), 1990 American Board of Medical Genetics (biochemical and molecular genetics), 1990

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