Sergio Alberto Cuevas Covarrubias, PhD

Head of Department of the Genetic Department of the Hospital General of México
Profesor of Medicine
Division of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Professor of Genodermatology
Dr. Balmis 148, Doctores, DF 06726, México



• Head of Department of the Genetic Department of the Hospital General of México, SS
• Professor of Medicine, Division of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
• Professor of the annual postgrade course of Genodermatology for specialists in Dermatology or Genetic


• (1998-2006) Head of Department, Research Division, Hospital General de México, SS
• (2006-2008) Head of Research Division of Genetics Department, Hospital General de México, SS


• (1981-1986) Physician, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM
• (1987-1989) Board Certified Specialist in Genetic, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM, General Hospital of Mexico and the Mexican Council of Genetics, AC
• (1990-1994) Master in Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM
• (1994-1998) PhD in Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, UNAM

Research Interest

His research interests include: Dermatology.

Scientific Activities


• Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Secretaría de Educación Pública
• Consejo Mexicano de Genética
• Academia Mexicana de Cirugía



1. Del Refugio Rivera-Vega M, Gómez-Del Angel LA, Valdes-Miranda JM, et al. A Novel 23.1 Mb Interstitial Deletion Involving 7q22.3q32.1 in a Girl with Short Stature, Motor Delay, and Craniofacial Dysmorphism. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2015; 145(1): 1-5. doi: 10.1159/000381234
2. Singh A, Cuevas-Covarrubias S, Pradhan G, et al. Novel mutation and white matter involvement in an Indian child with pycnodysostosis. Indian J Pediatr. 2015; 82(5): 471-473. doi: 10.1007/s12098-014-1582-5.
3. Plaza-Benhumea L, Valdes-Miranda JM, Toral-López J, Pérez-Cabrera A, Cuevas-Covarrubias S. Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome type II due to a novel 8q23.3-q24.12 deletion associated with imperforate hymen and vaginal stenosis. Br J Dermatol. 2014; 171(6): 1581-1583. doi: 10.1111/bjd.13177
4. Loeza-Becerra F, Rivera-Vega Mdel R, Martínez-Saucedo M, et al. Particular distribution of the GJB2/GJB6 gene mutations in Mexican population with hearing impairment. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014; 78(7): 1057-1060. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.04.002.
5. Messina Baas O, Pacheco Cuellar G, Toral-López J, et al. ADRB1 and ADBR2 gene polymorphisms and the ocular hypotensive response to topical betaxolol in healthy Mexican subjects. Curr Eye Res. 2014; 39(11): 1076-1080. doi: 10.3109/02713683.2014.900807
6. Messina-Baas OM, Arroyo-Yllanes ME, Pérez-Pérez JF, González-Huerta LM, Cuevas-Covarrubias SA. Discordant retinoblastoma in monozygotic twins due to deletion of 13q14. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2014; 24(6): 968-971. doi: 10.5301/ejo.5000447
7. Valdes-Miranda JM, Soto-Alvarez JR, Toral-Lopez J, et al. A novel microdeletion involving the 13q31.3-q32.1 region in a patient with normal intelligence. Eur J Med Genet. 2014; 57(2-3): 60-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2014.01.006
8. González-Huerta LM, Messina-Baas O, Urueta H, Toral-López J, Cuevas-Covarrubias SA. A CRYGC gene mutation associated with autosomal dominant pulverulent cataract. Gene. 2013; 529(1): 181-185. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.07.044
9. Esmer C, Díaz Zambrano S, Santos Díaz MA, González Huerta LM, Cuevas Covarrubias SA. Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type II A: early neurological and skeletal findings. An Pediatr (Barc). 2014; 80(4): 254-258. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2013.05.023
10. Lopez-Valdez J, Rivera-Vega MR, Gonzalez-Huerta LM, Cazarin J, Cuevas-Covarrubias S. Analysis of the KRT9 gene in a Mexican family with epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013; 30(3): 354-358. doi: 10.1111/pde.12027