Edward I. Ginns, MD, Ph.D., DABCC

Medical Director
Professor, Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Clinical Pathology, UMASS Medical School
Phone: 774-843-3530
Email: Edward.I.Ginns@QuestDiagnostics.com

About the Doctor

Dr. Edward I. Ginns is Medical Director at Quest Diagnostics. Dr. Ginns is a leader in the field of lysosomal disorders at Quest.

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Ginns has published more than 130 articles and 10 book chapters in the fields of lysosomal and developmental disorders, neurogenetics, and molecular psychiatry. He has over two decades of translational research, diagnostic testing and team leadership experience in the academic and public sectors.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ginns has been affiliated with several medical and academic institutions and associations, including: 
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 
  • National Institute of Mental Health 
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School 
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 
  • American Society of Human Genetics 
  • American College of Medical Genetics 
  • American Academy of Neurology 
  • American Society of Biological Chemists 
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease 
  • American Society of Gene and Cellular Therapy 
  • Association for Molecular Pathology 
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry 


Developmental and Metabolic Neurology
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
Bethesda, Maryland

Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York


Doctor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York, USA

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Board of Clinical Chemistry

Select Publications

Disruption of Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Ellis van-Creveld Dwarfism Confers Protection Against Bipolar Disorder. Nature Molecular Psychiatry. 2014.

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