Owen M. Rennert, MD, is a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He completed his residency and was chief resident at that institution. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry at the University of Chicago, he served as a Clinical Associate in pediatric neurology at the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Following that he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, and subsequently Professor and Chief of the Division of Genetics, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, Departments of Pediatrics, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. In 1977, he became Pediatrician-andChief and Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1988, he became Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, as well as Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.
Since August 1998, Dr. Rennert has been the Special Assistant to the Director at the Center for Research for Mothers and Children of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University. He is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and biochemical genetics, and is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society, the Lawson-Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Endocrine Society, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.