Alex Wagner, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Dublin, Ohio

Alex Wagner

Dr. Wagner is an Assistant Professor at The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and in the Department of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. His research is focused on the development of tools and standards for advancing precision medicine and our knowledge of genomic alterations in cancers.

Dr. Wagner has been recognized as a 2021 Genomic Innovator by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and is PI of several NHGRI grants supporting the computable application of genomic knowledge in clinical practice. As a member of the Institute for Genomic Medicine, Dr. Wagner is applying his research to scale the analysis of patient genomes, translating genetic alterations in children with cancers and other rare genetic disorders into clinical action. He is also a strong advocate for open science resources and initiatives, actively participating in multiple open genomic knowledge standards organizations.

Dr. Wagner serves both as director of the international Variant Interpretation for Cancer Consortium (VICC; and co-leader of the Variant Representation group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health ( He is also an active contributor in the ClinGen Cancer Variant Interpretation and ClinGen Data Platform committees.