Darrel J. Waggoner, MD

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Clinical Professor of Human Genetics Medical Director, Human Genetics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Darrel J. Waggoner, MD, specializes in the treatment of metabolic and genetic disorders in children and adults. He sees patients in the medical genetics, craniofacial, and neurogenetics clinics, and provides genetics consultation services for patients within the University of Chicago Medicine.

Dr. Waggoner's research includes genotype/phenotype studies in patients diagnosed with 9p deletion (9p-) syndrome, exploring greater understanding of the genetic basis of medical problems associated with this condition. He is involved in the family support group for 9p-. His interests also include studying the referral patterns for clinical genetic testing in specific diseases, and determining factors that can help primary care doctors learn to improve the use of these tests.

As director of the clinical and laboratory genetics training program at the University of Chicago, and the medical genetics course in the Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Waggoner is involved in curriculum development and teaching for medical students and residents.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American College of Medical Genetic
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2000

Board Certifications

  • Medical Genetics

Languages Spoken

  • English