Brad T. Tinkle, MD, PhD, is a clinical and clinical molecular geneticist who specializes in heritable disorders of connective tissue. Dr. Tinkle received his BS in genetic engineering from Purdue University and his PhD from George Washington University in human genetics. Dr. Tinkle attended medical school at Indiana University. He did a combined residency in pediatrics and clinical genetics from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He subsequently received additional training and certification in clinical molecular genetics. He was a staff physician and Associate Director of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s before leaving in 2012. Dr. Tinkle is now the Medical Director of Clinical Genetics at the Advocate Children’s Hospital and the Advocate Medical Group, a 12-hospital system in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Tinkle has written dozens of articles and chapters and serves as medical advisory board member of the EDNF, EDS UK, and the HMSA organizations. Dr. Tinkle is also the author of Issues and Management of Joint Hypermobility and The Joint Hypermobility Handbook.