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Alison La Pean Kirschner, MS, CGC


Alison La Pean Kirschner, MS, CGC

Assistant Professor; Genetic Counseling Director of Research; Certified Genetic Counselor

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My goal as a genetic counselor is to help individuals and their families understand symptoms of a disease, work to establish a diagnosis, and recognize hereditary disease risks so that patients are able to make informed choices about their healthcare. The decision to undergo genetic testing to establish a diagnosis in symptomatic individuals or for predictive/pre-symptomatic purposes can be a complicated (and sometimes emotional) journey. I help patients and their families understand their genetic testing options, while providing them with the care, information, and support they need throughout their personal decision-making process.

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