Noura S Abul-Husn

Noura S Abul-Husn, MD, PhD

About Me

Noura S. Abul-Husn, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine with expertise in genomic medicine and personalized healthcare. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics.

Dr. Abul-Husn is a physician-scientist working to uncover the clinical impact of human genetic variation in diverse populations and drive the equitable implementation of genomic medicine. She previously served as the founding Chief of the Division of Genomic Medicine in the Department of Medicine, and founding Clinical Director of the Institute for Genomic Health. In these roles, she developed a genomic screening program tailored to ancestrally diverse populations, launched the Genomic Health Clinic to provide the clinical infrastructure for emerging genomic applications, and created the Genomic Medicine Track for Internal Medicine residents to expand genomics knowledge across medical specialties.

Dr. Abul-Husn’s scientific contributions include pioneering genome-first approaches to provide novel clinical insights and inform therapeutic discovery. She is an expert at leveraging large-scale genomic data linked to electronic health records, and her work has been published in leading journals, including Science, Cell, and the New England Journal of Medicine. As a principal investigator in the NIH/NHGRI-funded eMERGE (electronic Medical Records and Genomics) Network, she is leading efforts to integrate genomic risk information into clinical care for diverse patient populations.

Dr. Abul-Husn completed her MD, PhD, and residency in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Westchester’s 40 under 40 Rising Star Award and the Dr. Michael S. Watson Genetic & Genomic Medicine Innovation Award from the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine.

Research Topics

Clinical Genomics, Genetics, Genomics

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Medicine [AIET], Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS]