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Andrea Amalfitano

Dean of the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University

Amalfitano earned a bachelor of science in microbiology in 1984 and a Ph.D. in microbiology in 1989, both from Michigan State University. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or D.O., medical degree in 1990 from MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s D.O./Ph.D. dual-degree program.

Prior to joining MSU in 2005, he served as an associate professor at Duke University in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.

Amalfitano is a board certified clinical geneticist and a trained classical research scientist. His research focuses on determining the feasibility of cutting-edge therapeutics, including gene transfer, to treat both acquired and genetic diseases and then translating that knowledge into the clinical realm. His scholarly efforts in both clinical medicine and applied genetics have led to the development of innovative treatments for infants, children and adults affected by a variety of diseases, including lethal muscular dystrophies, cancer, autoimmune disorders and autism.


  • 2005–present
    Professor, Michigan State University
  • 2018–present
    Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University
  • 1996–2005
    Associate professor, Duke University Medical Center


  • 1996 
    University of Michigan, Clinical Genetics Fellowship
  • 1993 
    The Mayo Clinic-Rochester, MN, Pediatric Residency
  • 1991 
    Mt. Clemens General Hosp., Internship-Internal Medicine Spec.
  • 1990 
    Michigan State University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • 1989 
    Michigan State University, Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) -Microbiolgy
  • 1984 
    Michigan State University, Bachelor Science (B.S.)- Microbiology


  • 2020

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Funding Source:
    Multiple NIH Grants

Professional Memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Michigan Osteopathic Association


Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Chair