Our Clinical Team2018-11-14T00:23:29+00:00

We bring genetics to everyday life

Our Clinical Team

We are a national medical practice, licensed to provide independent genetic counseling in all 50 states. Our clinical team of genetic counselors, MDs (both medical geneticists and primary care physicians) and care coordinators can handle the entire genetic testing process: pre-test counseling to determine whether testing is appropriate; the logistics of ordering, including test requisition and sample collection; post-test counseling; and integrating test results into future health care management.

Our Clinical Team

We are a national medical practice, licensed to provide independent genetic counseling in all 50 states. Our clinical team of genetic counselors, MDs (both medical geneticists and primary care physicians) and care coordinators can handle the entire genetic testing process: pre-test counseling to determine whether testing is appropriate; the logistics of ordering, including test requisition and sample collection; post-test counseling; and integrating test results into future health care management.

Specialty Area Leads

PHARMACY

Carol Bell, PharmD, MS
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Carol is Genome Medical’s pharmacogenomics lead. She is residency-trained and has taught at McWhorter School of Pharmacy. She has experience in coordinating a clinical pharmacy program, anticoagulation, primary care, medical therapy management, and pharmacogenomics. She is the founder of CB Pharmacy Consulting.

CANCER

Catherine Fine, MS, CGC
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Catherine, Genome Medical’s clinical cancer service lead, is a board-certified genetic counselor and founder of Triangle Genetic Counseling. She is a former clinical associate professor in the department of genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

CARDIO

Lindsay Meyers, MS, LCGC
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Lindsay is Genome Medical’s cardiovascular genetics lead. She is a board-certified genetic counselor with more than seven years’ experience. She was the first cardiac genetic counselor in Utah and helped develop and implement the first cardiovascular genetics program in pediatric cardiology at Primary Children’s Hospital.

REPRODUCTIVE

Betsy Swope, MS, CGC
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Betsy is Genome Medical’s reproductive health lead. She is a board-certified genetic counselor with more than 17 years’ experience. She has worked at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, and Progenity, Inc.

PROACTIVE

Scott Weissman, MS, LCGC
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Scott serves as Genome Medical’s proactive health lead. He is a board-certified genetic counselor with 15+ years of experience in adult-onset genetic disorders and a focus on cancer genetics. He has worked at several hospitals as well as at genetic testing labs.

Specialty Area Leads

Genetic Counselors

The genetic counselors of Genome Medical are our frontline experts — clinically trained to assess people’s risk for genetic disease, facilitate informed decision-making about genetic testing and interpret test results.

Tanya Bardakjian, MS, LGC
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Tanya Bardakjian, MS, CGC is a board-certified genetic counselor who specializes in neurogenetics with 20 years experience in a broad variety of clinical settings as a genetic counselor.

Leslie Evans, MS, CGC
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Leslie is a board-certified genetic counselor who currently specializes in reproductive genetics. Since graduating from the University of Texas Genetic Counseling Program in 2000, she has also performed risk assessment and counseling for other specialty areas including prenatal/teratology, pediatric and cancer genetics.

Audrey Fan, MS, LCGC
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Audrey is Genome Medical’s Service Delivery Innovations Lead. She has over five years of genetic counseling experience, with a primary focus on cancer genetics.

Catherine Fine, MS, CGC
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Catherine is Genome Medical’s Clinical Cancer Service Lead. She is A board-certified genetic counselor and founder of Triangle Genetic Counseling. Formerly Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dept. of Genetics.

Mary-Frances Garber, MS, LCGC
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Mary-Frances has over 20 years experience as a board-certified genetic counselor focusing on prenatal, carrier screening and supportive counseling. Her experience includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital and her private practice.

Erynn Gordon, MS, LCGC
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Erynn is Genome Medical’s VP of Clinical Operations. She is a board-certified genetic counselor with expertise in clinical care, research and laboratory genetics.

Sarah Kalia, ScM, LCGC
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Sarah is a board-certified genetic counselor with prior clinical experience in proactive health and adult genetics. She serves as Vice Chair of the NSGC Practice Guidelines Committee.

Brianne Kirkpatrick
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Brianne is a board-certified genetic counselor with over 13 years of experience ranging from prenatal genetics to genomics research and project management. She has worked for St. Vincent Health and Geisinger Health System in the past and currently specializes in ancestry and DTC genetics in her private practice.

Lindsay Meyers, MS, LCGC
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Lindsay is a board-certified genetic counselor with more than seven years’ experience. She was the first cardiac genetic counselor in Utah and helped develop and implement the first cardiovascular genetics program in pediatric cardiology at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Betsy Swope, MS, CGC
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Betsy is Genome Medical’s reproductive genetics lead. She is a board-certified genetic counselor who has more than 17 years of experience, having worked at University of North Carolina, University of Michigan, and Progenity, Inc.

Elyse Weber, MS, LCGC
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Elyse is a board-certified genetic counselor who specializes in cancer genetics and prenatal genetics. She has 17 years experience.

Scott Weissman, MS, LCGC
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Scott is a board-certified genetic counselor with 15+ years of experience in adult-onset genetic disorders with a focus in cancer genetics. He has worked for various hospitals in addition to genetic testing labs.

Genetic Counselors

The genetic counselors of Genome Medical are our frontline experts — clinically trained to assess people’s risk for genetic disease, facilitate informed decision-making about genetic testing and interpret test results.

Medical Geneticists

Medical geneticists are physicians with specialized training in genetics. Genome Medical medical geneticists work collaboratively with our genetic counselors, primary care physicians and care coordinators to ensure comprehensive care for our patients. They are available for direct patient care, as well as peer-to-peer consultation with health care providers in the United States and in the international community who may be in need of genetics expertise for case review.

Steven Bleyl, MD, PhD
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Steve is Genome Medical’s chief medical officer. He is a board-certified medical geneticist and associate professor in medical genetics and pediatrics at the University of Utah. Previously, Steve directed the Clinical Genetics Institute for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

Brian Kirmse, MD
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An expert in telemedicine and genetics, Brian works with Genome Medical on innovative methods to increase access to genetic services. He is chief of the division of medical genetics in the department of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he also directs the department’s program for inherited disorders of energy metabolism.

Alan Rope, MD
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Alan is Genome Medical’s pediatric genetics lead. He previously served as a staff physician and medical geneticist at Kaiser Permanente Northwest and as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Medical Geneticists

Medical geneticists are physicians with specialized training in genetics. Genome Medical medical geneticists work collaboratively with our genetic counselors, primary care physicians and care coordinators to ensure comprehensive care for our patients. They are available for direct patient care, as well as peer-to-peer consultation with health care providers in the United States and in the international community who may be in need of genetics expertise for case review.

Care Coordinators

Clinical care coordinators support patients at every point in their Genome Medical journey. They are here to help our patients through any issues that may arise, from logistical issues to questions about test cost.

Hailey Shabazz
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Hailey received her Bachelor’s of Science and since worked in many aspects of patient care in different specialty medical practices. She has most recently worked for a non-profit organization in Asia providing health and office coordination alongside the United States Air Force.

Erica Jordan
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Erica earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and has worked in the health care industry for more than five years. She joined Genome Medical after previously working for Axia Woman’s Health.

Javanna Bailey
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Javanna obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts & Science in Political Science, and has combined experience in both the legal and medical fields. Before joining Genome Medical she worked as a case manager in for a legal practice specializing in employment law and disability, and most recently worked at the patient access center for Virtua Health System.

Bianca LeLuyer
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Bianca acquired her Bachelors of Science in International Business with an independent study in Global Healthcare. She has over six years experience in clinical and administrative support in institutional and specialty settings. Bianca joined Genome Medical from the logistics team at Cooper University Hospital.

Care Coordinators

Clinical care coordinators support patients at every point in their Genome Medical journey. They are here to help our patients through any issues that may arise, from logistical issues to questions about test cost.

Primary Care MDs

Holistic patient care is a top priority for Genome Medical. While it may be a specific genetic question that drives a patient to seek care from Genome Medical, the inclusion of primary care providers on our care team allows us to support patients across the spectrum of care — from ordering genetic testing to providing medical management recommendations.

Jay Bernstein Emergency Medicine Cincinnati, OH

Jill Butler Internal Medicine Holmdel, NJ

Kathleen Cullen Internal Medicine Seminole, FL

Tarsha Darden Family Medicine Washington, DC

Ramesh Donepudi Internal Medicine Shrewsbury, MA

Paresh Goel Internal Medicine Phoenix, AZ

Adam Gratz Internal Medicine San Francisco, CA

David Lipkin Internal Medicine Boston, MA

Sheilaja Mittal Internal Medicine Salinas, CA

Audrey Powell Internal Medicine / Pediatrics Houston, TX

Judith Rubin Family Medicine San Diego, CA

Mitchel Schwindt Emergency Medicine Minneapolis, MN

Lori Semel Pediatrics Mt. Vernon, NY

Douglas R. Stewart Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology Pittsburgh, PA

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