Genetics Doctors and Staff

Meet the Medical Genetics Team

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh's Division of Medical Genetics provides a team of physician geneticists, genetic counselors, a nurse practitioner, metabolic dietitian and social worker with the expertise and training necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat genetic conditions in children and adolescents and support both patient and family.

Suneeta Madan-Khetarpal, MD

Clinical Director, Medical Genetics
Clinical Director, HHT Center of Excellence
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Georgianne Arnold, MD

Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jane Breck, MD, FAAP

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Areeg El-Gharbawy, MD

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Maria Escolar, MD, MS

Director, Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Lina Ghaloul Gonzalez, MD

Research Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Uta Lichter-Konecki, MD, PhD

Director, Metabolism Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Damara Nicole Ortiz, MD

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Evgenia Sklirou, MD

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Gerard Vockley, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Medical Genetics
Director, Center for Rare Disease Therapy
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Cleveland Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research, University of Pittsburgh
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Audrey Woerner, MD, MPH

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Roxanne Acquaro, MS, LCGC

Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor, Supervisor of Clinical Genetic Counseling Services, Division of Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
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Michaela Idleburg, MS, GC

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Laura Rittmeyer Jenkins, MS, CGC

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Elena Kessler, MS, CGC

Pediatric Genetic Counselor, Division of Medical Genetics, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Emily Lancaster, MS, LCGC

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Jessica Sebastian, MS, CGC

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Catherine Walsh Vockley, MS, LCGC

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Faculty and Staff

Sandra Appleton, RN
Joshua Barch, MS, CGC
Sarah Drewes, MS, CGC
Nadene Henderson, MS, CGC
Rayna Mohring, RN
Kayla Segady, RN
Leslie Walsh, MS, MPH, CGC
Linford Williams, MS, CGC