Victoria Siu


Dr. Siu completed her MD at the University of Toronto in 1982, then received her FRCPC in pediatrics and FCCMG after training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario in London. She is currently the medical director of the Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario. She coordinated and taught the curriculum in Medical Genetics for the undergraduate medical education program at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry for 2 decades. She is committed to ensuring that the rapid advances in medical genetics at a molecular level are translated clinically to benefit patient care. Throughout her career, Dr. Siu has been documenting and characterizing the various genetic disorders in the Mennonite and Amish populations of southwestern Ontario. Together with Dr. Tony Rupar, she has instituted population-specific targeted newborn and carrier screening for Amish and Mennonite genetic disorders. This has enabled early diagnosis and effective treatment of many rare disorders in the community. Through the FORGE and Care4Rare Canada-wide projects, she has had several successful gene identification projects. She is currently involved in research to examine the utility of methylation arrays as a screening tool for the diagnosis of epigenetic disorders.