We are grateful to each of our Patrons for their contribution and support of the Gorlin Syndrome Group.  Without their input much of the information within the website would not have been possible.  

Professor Robert Gorlin

Professor Robert Gorlin

Professor Gorlin accepted the nomination to become Patron on visiting St Mary's Hospital, Manchester on 1st November 1994.

Professor Gorlin (now deceased) is respected worldwide for his contributions in the fields of Clinical, Dental and Craniofacial Genetics and has been a significant help to all those affected by the condition which bears his name. He and Dr R W Goltz described two patients with the syndrome, and reviewed the existing literature in a medical article in 1960. In 1965 he reported a further 6 patients and reviewed 38 reports of the syndrome involving more than 150 individuals. Since he has written several reviews of the condition.

"We were deeply saddened to hear the news of Professor Gorlin's death. He died on Tuesday, 29th August 2006 after a long illness. We know how hard we worked over the years contributing to the understanding of genetic conditions, his expertise and talent in this particular area of medicine will be sorely missed. I know that on a personal level my late husband Jim would want me to express the thanks of the Costello family for Bob's sterling work, his support and friendship over the years, as would all those members of the Gorlin Syndrome Group UK who had the pleasure of meeting him.  I know I speak for all when confirming what an honour it has been for so many of us to be drawn together in his name".

                                                                                        Margaret Costello - 30.8.2006


 Originally produced by Professor P. A. Farndon, Clinical Geneticist, Jim Costello (deceased) and Margaret Costello.  We are reliant on a team of medical advisors for the clinical content of the website. We are grateful for their continuing support. 
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