Division of Clinical Genetics

As awareness and availability of genetic testing increases, the research conducted by trained Geneticists and Certified Genetic Counselors becomes even more important. The Division of Clinical Genetics offers a variety of clinical research studies, and provides comprehensive prenatal diagnostic and screening programs for a variety of genetic disorders; cancer genetic counseling and testing; and genetic evaluation, counseling, and testing for high-risk families associated with recurrent pregnancy loss, congenital malformations, and/or intellectual disability.


A variety of inter-disciplinary educational opportunities exist at all levels within our division, affording scholars the opportunity to learn about various issues surrounding research and clinical treatment of conditions related to prenatal and cancer genetics. Six- to eight-week rotations are offered to fourth-year medical students from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and other institutions, and we partner closely with the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. Rotations are also provided to third-year Obstetrics and Gynecology and fourth-year Pathology residents. First- and second-year fellows in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program develop educational programs that dovetail with the activities of the Division of Clinical Genetics.


Faculty and staff members of the Division of Clinical Genetics conduct both clinical and basic research on new approaches to prenatal diagnosis and cancer genetics. Read more about our research programs.

Patient Care

The Division of Clinical Genetics conducts active programs in prenatal genetic diagnosis and cancer genetics. We partner closely with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine to provide ongoing clinical care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Addtionally, we maintain an ongoing collaboration with the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Department of Pathology for clinical care and research into the early detection of gynecologic cancer through our Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program.

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Lee P. Shulman, MD
Division Chief
Division of Clinical Genetics

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Contact Ashante' McClain for more information about the Division of Clinical Genetics.

Ashante' McClain

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