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Harold Bass, MD, Medical Genetics, Porter Ranch, CA


Medical Genetics Porter Ranch, CA

Clinical Genetics

Retired Medical Geneticist & Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California

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  • Dr. Harold N. Bass is a board-certified medical geneticist and pediatrician in Panorama City, CA. He has been affiliated with several hospitals, including Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center. He also was affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, until he retired as a clinical professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Medical Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Bass is an adjunct professor of Biology at California State University, Northridge.

    Dr. Bass received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and a master's degree in Pharmacology. He received postgraduate training in pediatrics and medical genetics at Northwestern University. Dr. Bass has been in practice for over 50 years. He speaks English and Spanish. Dr. Bass specializes in Clinical Genetics and General Pediatrics.

    Following military service during the Vietnam era as a captain in the USAF Medical Corps, Dr. Bass joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and served for 46 years, retiring at the beginning of 2015.

Education & Training

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's HospitalResidency, Medical Genetics, 1965 - 1966
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's HospitalResidency, Pediatrics, 1963 - 1965
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineClass of 1963
  • University of Illinois at ChicagoBS, 1956 - 1959

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1966 - 2023
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1964 - 1987
  • American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics Clinical Genetics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Physician of Year 1992 Kaiser Permanente Med Center, Panorama City CA
  • Elected Member, Board of Directors Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 1998-2004
  • Illinois State and University of Chicago Scholarships

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Application of oligonucleotide array CGH to the simultaneous detection of a deletion in the nuclear TK2 gene and mtDNA deletion  
    Zhang S, Li FY, Bass HN, Pursley A, Schmitt ES, Brown BL, Brundage EK, Mardach R, Wong LJ, Mol Genet Metab, 1/1/2010
  • Consultations in molecular diagnostics: a pseudo-full mutation identified in fragile X assay reveals a novel base change abolishing an EcoR1 restriction site  
    Liang S, Bass HN, Gao H, Astbury C, Jamehdor M, Qu Y, J Molec Diag, 1/1/2008
  • Neonatal asymmetric crying facies: A new look at an old problem  
    Sapin SO, Miller AA, Bass HN, Clin Pediatr, 1/1/2005
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Books/Book Chapters

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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Western Society for Pediatric Research

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Industry Relationships

  • Consultant, GeneDx LaboratoriesClinical Exome Analysis2013 - Present