Clinic Coordinator, Genetics Counselor
Hospital for Special Surgery
Since 2005 I have served the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) as the Clinical Coordinator, Genetic Counselor, and Clinical Research Coordinator for the Kathryn O. and Alan C. Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias. Our mission is to provide clinical care, research, education, and patient advocacy for patients of all ages with skeletal dysplasias, including those individuals and families with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). As the clinical coordinator, I oversee the day to day management of the Center and manage coordinated patient care between the Center, HSS and outside referrals. My expertise in human genetics and genetic counseling is put to work in the clinical setting, where I see patients as a member of our multidisciplinary team of doctors and allied healthcare professionals in an orthopaedic hospital (HSS). I use my genetic counseling skills to make medical genetic information meaningful to my patients and their families as well as share that information with different physician types. I am involved in all of the Center’s clinical and basic research projects. Our Center’s clinical research projects try to elucidate natural history of the various skeletal dysplasias and answer clinical questions that persist for this underserved group. As a member of the HSS Musculoskeletal Integrity Program, I work in the laboratory on projects with the osteogenesis imperfecta team using the oim mouse. I help write grants, IACUC and IRB protocols, and am directly involved in development and progress of research projects during weekly laboratory meetings and am also involved in bench work with the mice themselves.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:00 PM – 4:17 PM ET