Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Genetic Counseling

For a complete list of Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling program leadership, physician faculty, genetic counseling faculty, and supervision faculty, click here.

Aufox, Sharon A

Aufox, Sharon A

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

s-aufox( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

I am interested in understanding the informed consent process around genetic research and predictive genomic testing. Additionally, I am interested in how patients and physicians choose to use informa... [more]

Castillo, Lisa M

Castillo, Lisa M

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Charrow, Joel

Charrow, Joel

Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Birth Defects, and Metabolism)

jcharrow( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Tay-Sachs disease and other gangliosidoses Delineating the relationship between genetic abnormalities and specific phenotypes, with emphasis on the natural history of genetic disorders Methods and pit... [more]

Dungan, Jeffrey S

Dungan, Jeffrey S

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Gerard, Elizabeth E

Associate Professor of Neurology (Neurophysiology/Epilepsy)

Description of Interests

My clinical practice focuses on the care of women with epilepsy. This includes contraceptive and pre-conception counseling as well as the management of epilepsy during pregnancy. I am the site-PI of t... [more]

Hinton, Megan M

Hinton, Megan M

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

Hoell, Christin Maier

Hoell, Christin Maier

Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

christin.hoell( at )northwestern.edu

Krainc, Dimitri

Krainc, Dimitri

Professor of Neurology (Movement Disorders), Neurological Surgery, Physiology and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Description of Interests

The overarching goal of our scientific work has been to define key molecular pathways in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and to uncover novel targets for therapeutic development. We have focuse... [more]

Leeth, Elizabeth A

Leeth, Elizabeth A

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

e-leeth( at )northwestern.edu

O'Neill, Suzanne M

O'Neill, Suzanne M

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Pothast, Rachel E

Pothast, Rachel E

Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

Smith, Maureen E

Smith, Maureen E

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Description of Interests

I am interested in ethical issues associated with conducting large-scale genetic research including consenting, data sharing, privacy, return of results, recontact and education of research participan... [more]

Spencer, Sara M

Spencer, Sara M

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

Description of Interests

My clinical and research interests overlap in the areas of hereditary cancer genetics and preimplantation/prenatal genetic diagnosis.

Wicklund, Catherine A

Wicklund, Catherine A

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical Genetics)

c-wicklund( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Reproductive genetics; graduate training and education, finance and reimbursement, genetic service delivery models, psychosocial issues and decision making in genetic counseling.