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People in the News: Cornelius Boerkoel


Appistry has hired Cornelius Boerkoel as its chief medical officer.

Boerkoel brings more than 30 years of research and clinical expertise to Appistry. In this role he will participate in developing the company's long-term corporate and product strategy and work on building relationships with scientific partners and customers. He will retain his appointments at the Children’s and Women’s Medical Centre of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia, where he is a clinical associate professor and clinical investigator.

Prior to joining Appistry, Boerkoel was a laboratory director at the National Institutes of Health's Undiagnosed Diseases Program and co-founder of the Rare Disease Foundation and he has also been on the faculty of University of British Columbia. He has an MD and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University and trained in pediatrics at the University of Washington and in clinical genetics at the University of Toronto.