Katherine Rauen, M.D., Ph.D.

Katherine A. Rauen, M.D., Ph.D.








  • Chief, Division of Genomic Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Albert Holmes Rowe Endowed Chair in Human Genetics II


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UC Davis MIND Institute

2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-703-0204
Clinic Fax: 916-703-0235
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


Genomic Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
UC Davis MIND Institute
Genome Center


M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA 1995

Ph.D., Genetics, UC Davis, Davis CA 1992

B.S. Biology, California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield CA 1981

M.S. Physiology, UC Davis, Davis CA 1985


Pediatrics, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1995-1997


Medical Genetics, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1997-2000

Board Certifications

American Board of Medical Genetics,

American Board of Pediatrics,

Honors and Awards

Gustave D. Suffin, M.D. Award, Outstanding Senior in Clinical Medicine, UC Irvine, 1995

CFC International Achievement Award for Gene Discovery, 2006

Costello Syndrome Family Network Award of Dedication, 2007

CFC International Award of Service, 2007

NF Inc Go the Extra Mile Award, 2009

Award of Appreciation - Children�s Tumor Foundation, 2010

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, 2013

Global Genes RARE Champion of Hope � Science, 2014

Select Recent Publications

Rodriguez-Viciana P, O Tetsu, AL Estep, WE Tidyman, BA Conger, M Santa Cruz, F McCormick, KA Rauen. 2006. Germline mutations in genes within the MAPK cascade causecardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome. Science. 311(5765):1287-90. Epub 2006 Jan 26

Tidyman WE, HS Lee, KA Rauen. Skeletal muscle pathology in Costello and cardiofacio-cutaneous syndromes: Developmental consequences of germline Ras/MAPK activation on myogenesis. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2011;157(2):104-14.

Pierpont MEM, PL Magoulas, S Adi, MI Kavamura, G Neri, J Noonan, El Pierpont, K Reinker, A Roberts, S Shankar, J Sullivan, M Woldford, B Conger, M Santa Cruz, KA Rauen. Journal of Pediatrics. 2014; Oct;134(4):e1149-62.

KA Rauen. The RASopathies.  Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics. 2013; 14:355-69.