Margretta Reed Seashore, MD, is Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine, and Attending Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and obtained her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. After completing her residency in pediatrics at YaleNew Haven Hospital, Dr. Seashore went on to obtain fellowship training in genetics and metabolism at Yale.
Dr. Seashore is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical and biochemical genetics. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and served as chair of the AAP Committee on Genetics. A founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, she has served on the Screening Sub-Committee of its Committee on Clinical Practice. As a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the AAP, Dr. Seashore has served on its Newborn Screening Committee.
During her career in pediatrics and in clinical genetics, Dr. Seashore has maintained interest and expertise in diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism and in newborn screening, as well as in general clinical genetics. In keeping with a concern that clinical genetics be accessible to the primary care physician, she coauthored the book Genetics in Primary Care and Clinical Medicine. Dr. Seashore has received both teaching and service awards, and participates in teaching programs for medical students, residents in training, and practicing physicians.