Dr. Mary Armanios is Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology and the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on understanding the role of telomeres in disease. Dr. Armanios earned her medical degree at the Ohio State University where she went on to complete a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency. She then completed fellowships in Oncology and Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Armanios has been on the Johns Hopkins faculty since 2005 where her work has focused on defining the spectrum, genetics and disease mechanisms of telomere syndromes. Dr. Armanios oversees the clinical operations of the Johns Hopkins-based Telomere Center which aims to advance the diagnosis and management of telomere disorders in both children and adults. Dr. Armanios’ is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.