Born to Edwin Frederick Hirsch and Marion Sharp (Lane) Hirsch in Chicago, IL.
Earns a Bachelor of Philosophy, with honors, from the University of Chicago.
Achieves a Bachelor of Science from the University of Chicago.
Obtains a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago.
Is a rotating intern at the University of Washington and King County Hospital System until 1954.
Completes a pediatric residency at the University of Chicago Clinics by 1956.
Is a staff physician at the Respiratory Center of Columbus Hospital in Chicago until 1958 and fellow of the Chicago Heart Association.
Teaches as a clinical instructor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois, Chicago until 1958.
Marries Robert Eugene Priest and is a staff pediatrician at the Rainier School in Buckley, WA until 1962.
Teaches as an instructor and assistant professor of pediatrics and pathology at the University of Colorado Medical Center until 1971.
Serves as the director of the Birth Defects Clinic at the University of Colorado School of Mines until 1967.
Is a staff member and physician at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA until 1990.
Teaches pathology, pediatrics and medical genetics at Emory University and is director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Program until 1990.
Serves as a member of the board of directors of the Atlanta Genetics Society until 1982.
Is chair of the social issues committee of the American Society of Human Genetics until 1980 and a consultant for the FDA until 1985.
Serves as vice president of the American Dermatoglyphics Society until 1981.
Is appointed professor emeritus in the Departments of Pediatrics-Medical Genetics and Pathology at Emory University.
Is a staff member and physician at Shodair Hospital in Helena, MT until 2005.
Receives the Distinguished Cytogenetics Award from the American Cytogenetics Conference.
Receives the Emeritus College Award from Emory University.