Charles Robert Scriver, CC, GOQ, FRSC, FRS (born November 7, 1930) is an eminent Canadian pediatrician and biochemical geneticist. Scriver made many important contributions to our knowledge of inborn errors of metabolism. He led in establishing a nationwide newborn metabolic screening program that is considered a landmark in applying the results of research to children's health across an entire nation.
Quebec, Scriver graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 and from the
Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in 1955.
He was appointed to the Department
of Paediatrics at McGill and as a Markle scholar in 1961, becoming
a professor in pediatrics in 1969. He was the Samuel Rudin
Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Columbia University
from 1979 to 1980.
He is the Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics in the Faculty
of Medicine of McGill University.
He is co-editor of the authoritative multi-volume textbook entitled
The Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease
published by McGraw-Hill.
He and his wife, Esther, have four children.