Luigi Boccuto, MD, Clinical Geneticist

Get to know Clinical Geneticist Luigi Boccuto, who serves in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Luigi Boccuto received both his Doctor in Medicine and his Post-Doctorate Degree in Genetics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, an Italian private research college founded in 1921. Under the guidance of Professor Neri in Rome, he trained in multiple areas of hereditary cancer, overgrowth and intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Boccuto stands as a professional member of the American Society of Human Genetics. He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, including a 2017 Executive Award for Best Research Scientist in South Carolina, Best Poster at the 2016 Phelan-McDermid Syndrome International Family Conference, Best Poster at the Synaptopathies Meeting in Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Washington, DC, as well as a Young Investigator Award at the Second International Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Symposium in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, he was awarded for Best Italian Thesis in 2002-2003 in Genetic Oncology by Gianmichele Laccetti.

Dr. Boccuto has been practicing for over 16 years and currently serves as Research Scientist at the JC Self Research Institute of the Greenwood Genetic Center and Chief Scientific Officer of STALICLA. Furthermore, he is affiliated with the Clemson University School of Health Research as a Clinical Assistant Professor, as well as with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine as a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. At present, Dr. Boccuto is characterizing the metabolic profiles of cells from patients with autism and intellectual disability syndromes, as well as mental disorders such as schizophrenia, ADD/ADHD and Tourette syndrome. He is also actively involved in translational medicine and genetic treatment.

Clinical geneticists, like Dr. Boccuto, are doctors with specialist training in diagnosing and treating genetic conditions or disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease. They can help people who are affected by, or at risk of, inherited conditions to make informed health choices. Dr. Boccuto has vast expertise in several areas relating to his line of work, especially hereditary cancers, overgrowth syndromes, and intellectual disability syndromes. He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, and attributes his success to a lifelong quest for learning, problem-solving, and bettering the health of human beings. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing soccer, traveling, and photography.

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