Eric J. Vilain, MD, DPhil


Medical Genetics and Genomics

Clinical Interests

differences of sex development, genetic and genomic medicine

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  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Genetics and Genomics
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Medical School
Faculté de Médecine Paris-Descartes
Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterMedical Genetics
Grad School
Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie — doctor of Philosophy, Genetics
Professional Positions
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Research — Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences
  • Director — Institute for Clinical Translational Sciences (ICTS), UC Irvine
  • Professor — Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, UCI School of Medicine
More Information

Dr. Eric J. Vilain is a board-certified UCI Health specialist in genetic and genomic medicine.

Vilain serves as associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational research for the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and director of the Institute for clinical and Translational Sciences at UC Irvine.

He received his medical degree at the Faculté de Médecine Paris-Descartes and a doctor of Philosophy degree in genetics from the Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie in Paris, France. Next. he completed residencies in general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, followed by a residency in pediatric medical genetics and a fellowship at clinical biochemical genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he went on to serve as a faculty member, physician and prolific genetics researcher for two decades.

Before joining the UCI School of Medicine and the College of Health Sciences, he most recently worked at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he served as director of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research and was the A. James Clark Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics.

Vilain's clinical and research emphasis has long been on differences of sex development and medical genetics.

He sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

Pavilion 1
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720