Arthur L. Beaudet is a professor and chair of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. He was inducted into the Institute of Medicine in 1995, the Society of Scholars in 2008 and into the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.He was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Beaudet received a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1963 and received his MD from Yale Medical School in 1967. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1969 and a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health two years later. After his NIH fellowship ended in 1971, Beaudet began his affiliation with Baylor.