Bassem R. Haddad, MD, is a Professor of Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a molecular cytogeneticist at Georgetown University Medical Center and the Co-Director of the Medical School Molecular and Human Genetics course. Dr. Haddad has an active molecular cytogenetics research laboratory working in the area of translational research and cancer biomarker discovery. His research focuses on understanding the genetic aberrations and instability that occur in genetic diseases, particularly cancer. Dr. Haddad received his MD and Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the American University of Beirut, and completed his fellowship training in Molecular Cytogenetics at Boston University School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and the NIH. He is a longtime member of the Georgetown University Medical School faculty and has been involved in genetic teaching for many years. Dr. Haddad is very interested in innovative approaches in medical education and has previously developed and directed another MOOC course released on edX in June 2014, Genomic Medicine Gets Personal.