Dr. Driscoll is a Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Genetics, and John T. and Winifred M. Hayward Professor of Genetics Research in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Metabolism at University of Florida, College of Medicine. His research interests are focused in three interrelated areas that combine his clinical and basic science expertise; Genomic imprinting/Epigenetics; Prader-Willi syndrome; and Early-onset morbid obesity. His laboratory was the first to propose and demonstrate a whole new class of mutations now called imprinting defects. This type of mutation has since been found in several other diseases and cancers. He developed systems for the rapid diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome and several other imprinted disorders.
Dr. Driscoll is board-certified in Medical Genetics (Clinical, Molecular and Cytogenetics) and Pediatrics. He is the Chairperson of the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of the International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization (IPWSO). Dr. Driscoll is also the Chairperson of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA).