Peter VanTuinen, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology;

Director of Clinical Cytogenetics, Dynacare Laboratories

Peter VanTuinen, PhD

Peter Van Tuinen, PhD


Dr. VanTuinen teaches several classes including: sophomore Pathology, freshman Medical Genetics, and graduate Classical and Molecular Genetics.  He is a member of the MCW Chemical and Hazardous Substance Safety Committee and the MCW Radiation Safety Committee.

Research Interests
  • Cytogenetic and molecular characterization of neoplastic genomic rearrangements
  • Comparative primate genomic evolution
Professional Background
  • MCW Department of Pathology, Director of Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory (1990 – present)
  • Associate Director, University of Texas Health Sciences Center Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory (1988 – 1990)
  • Consultant, St. Joseph’s Hospital Milwaukee Clinical Laboratory (1992 – 1998)
Educational Background
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine (1985 – 1988)
  • PhD, Physical Anthropology, Minor Genetics (1985)
  • MS, University of Wisconsin (1978)
  • BS, University of Wisconsin (1974)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Medical Genetics (1990)



Contact Information

Office Address
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226