Kári Stefánsson, M.D.
Kári Stefánsson, M.D., Dr. Med., has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2021. Dr. Stefánsson founded deCODE genetics in August 1996 and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He has shaped deCODE’s scientific approach and been actively engaged in leading its gene discovery work, serving as senior author on most of the company’s publications in major scientific journals. Dr. Stefánsson was previously a professor of Neurology, Neuropathology and Neuroscience at Harvard University and Director of Neuropathology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. From 1983 to 1993, he held faculty positions in Neurology, Neuropathology and Neurosciences at the University of Chicago. Dr. Stefansson is recognized as a leading figure in human genetics. Dr. Stefánsson holds an M.D. and Dr. Med. from the University of Iceland and is board-certified in neurology and neuropathology in the United States.