Robert A. Saul, MD, FAAP, FACMG

Robert Saul

Title: Physician
Company: Greenville Health System
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Robert Saul, Physician at Greenville Health System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatrics.

A leading pediatrician with expertise in genetics, Dr. Saul has spent more than four decades working to advance the field, and shows no signs of slowing down. He is currently working on “Thinking Developmentally-Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health,” with Andy Garner, MD, PhD, which is expected to be released in May 2018, and is maintaining positions like medical director of general pediatrics and senior medical director of pediatric Medicaid services at the GHS Children’s Hospital, where he’s been since 2013. He is also the coordinator of the Department of Pediatrics Continuing Medical Education program through the Greenville Health System.

Outside of clinical work, Dr. Saul is very active in his professional community. He is the chair of the Greenville Health System Institutional Review Board B, a member of the Greenville Admissions Committee and a clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and a member of the National Conference and Exhibition Planning Group of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Further, Dr. Saul is on the Executive Committee and Education Subcommittee of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the chair of the Fragile X Syndrome Expert Panel through the Early Identification, Management and Treatment of Global/Motor Delay Initiative by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He maintains affiliation with the American Pediatric Society, the Greenville County Medical Society, the board of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, the development council of the GHS Children’s Hospital, and the executive committee of the Section on Genetics and Birth Defects of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Over the years, Dr. Saul has used his wealth of experiences to author “All About Children,” an illustrated book with a series of 13 pictures about how to make communities better, and “My Children’s Children-Raising Young Citizens in the Age of Columbine,” among other books. He also served as the editor of “Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice,” for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the editor-in-chief and ACMG medical geneticist for the of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and the managing editor of the Pediatric Genetics Section of Emedicine, an online textbook. Additionally, Dr. Saul co-authored “Growth References: Third Trimester to Adulthood,” contributed articles to professional journals, and was the reviewer of journals like BMC Medical Genomics.

Dr. Saul prepared for his career by earning a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Colorado College in 1972 and an MD, cum laude, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1976. He proceeded to complete a residency in pediatrics at the Duke University Health System from 1976 to 1979 and a fellowship in genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Greenwood Genetic Center at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1979 to 1981, and furthered his education by graduating from the South Carolina Diversity Leadership Initiative at the Riley Institute at Furman University in 2010. He is certified in clinical genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics and in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, holds a medical license from the state of South Carolina and a license from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

In light of his achievements, Dr. Saul received a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2017 and 2012, and Special Recognition for Years of Teaching Excellence in the Areas of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics from the Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program in 2013. Other notable accolades include being selected for the David W. Smith Award for Excellence in Genetics and Birth Defects Education by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Recognition Award from the Community Access to Children’s Health Meeting, and the Emanuel Friedman Award for Outstanding Performance for the Art of Medicine in Pediatrics. He was also proud of earning an honorable mention from the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Awards for “Medical Genetics in Pediatric Practice,” an American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Manual he edited, a fellowship from the Riley Institute at Furman University, and a Special Recognition Award for Exemplary Service to Mothers and Children in South Carolina from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. Dr. Saul was cited at the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Leadership Forum for leading the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Genetics with two commendations.

For more:

Press Release

Lifetime Achievement

My Children’s Children Website

Morning Minutes Interview

Contact Dr. Saul


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