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Sonia Nanda

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Education:

M.Sc.:  University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.Sc.:  University of Western Ontario


Biosketch:

Sonia Nanda, MS, CGC, CCGC

Instructor

Address:

790 Bay St., 7th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone #: 416-351-3800 ex 2727



Sonia Nanda, MS, CGC, CCGC, received a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counselling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 and prior to that an Honours in Bachelor of Science Degree in genetics from the University of Western Ontario in 2001. In 2004 she joined the Cancer Genetics Program at The Hospital for Sick Children.  In 2009 she joined the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit at Women's College Research Institute (at Women's College Hospital) and is a clinical genetic counsellor working with families with hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer. Additionally, she is involved with a number of research studies related to hereditary breast, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. Sonia has an appointment at the University of Toronto where she is involved with the genetic counselling program as a clinical supervisor for the Master's students and in reviewing new applications for the program. In 2004 she was certified in Genetic Counselling by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and in 2005, she received her certification in Genetic Counselling by the American Board of Genetic Counselling (ABGB), Sonia has been involved with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors as a member and as part of the CAGC Certification Board (2009-2013).

 

Gillian Owens

Gillian Owens, M.Sc.

Instructor

Address:
North York General Hospital
Genetics Program 3S3
4001 Leslie St.
Toronto, ON, M2K 1E1

Phone #: 416-756-6787

Seema Panchal

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Seema Panchal, M.S.

Instructor

Address:
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Rm. 1266B
600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON, M6J 1C1

Phone #: 416-586-4800 ext. 8556

 

Education:

M.S.:  Wayne State University
B.Sc.:  University of Western Ontario

BIOSKETCH:

Seema Panchal, MS, CGC, received a Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in 2004 and was certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2005.  After working in Medical Genetics at the Credit Valley Hospital, she joined the Familial Breast Cancer Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto in 2005. She is a Clinical Instructor with the University of Toronto and involved in multiple research studies and publications on hereditary and familial breast cancer with a focus on risk assesment.  Seema is a member of the NSGC and ABGC.

 

Nicole Parkinson

Nicole Parkinson, M.Sc.

Instructor

Address:
Hospital for Sick Children
Div. of Molecular Genetics
555 University Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X5

Phone #: 416-813-7654 ext. 1328


Education:

M.Sc.:  University of Toronto
M.Sc.:  McGill University
B.Sc.:  Queen's University

Carolyn Piccinin

Carolyn Piccinin, M.Sc.

Instructor

Address:
Familial Breast Cancer Clinic
Mt. Sinai Hospital
600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON, M6J 1C1

Phone #: 416-586-4800 ext. 3244

Nada Quercia

Nada Quercia, M.Sc.

Lecturer

Address:
Hospital for Sick Children
Div. of Clinical & Metabolic Genetics
Rm. 400
525 University Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X5

Phone #: 416-813-5344


Education:

M.Sc.:  McGill University
B.Sc.:  University of Toronto

 
Biosketch:

Nada Querica MSc, CGC, CCGC, received a Master of Science in Genetic Counselling from McGill University in 1998, following which she joined the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).  In 1998 she was certified in Genetic Counselling by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and in 1999, she received her certification in Genetic Counselling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). Nada is a Lecturer in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto.

Nada’s areas of clinical interest include connective tissue disorders, cardiogenetics, hearing loss, craniofacial disorders and ciliopathies (primary ciliary dyskinesia). She primarily works in the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children and provides outreach to other clinics in the hospital including respirology and ENT. Nada is a member of the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) and the National Society of Genetic Counsellors (NSGC).

Kara Semotiuk

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Kara Semotiuk, M.S.

Instructor

Address:
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Rm. L3-027, Box 24
60 Murray St.
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8

Phone #: 416-586-4800 ext. 6119


Education:

M.S.:  Sarah Lawrence College
B.Sc.:  University of Western Ontario

Biosketch:

Kara Semotiuk, MS, (C)CGC, received a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counselling from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000 and prior to that an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in genetics from the University of Western Ontario in 1998. In 2000 she joined the prenatal genetics department at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY as a clinical genetic counsellor. In 2003 Kara joined the Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (FGICR) at Mount Sinai Hospital where she continues to work as a clinical genetic counsellor working with families that have hereditary gastrointestinal cancer and polyposis. Additionally, she is involved with a number of research studies related to hereditary colorectal cancer, polyposis and pancreas cancer.  Kara has an appointment at the University of Toronto where she is involved with the genetic counselling program as a clinical supervisor for the Master’s students and in reviewing new applications for the program. In 2002 she was certified in Genetic Counselling by both the American Board of Genetic Counseling and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors.

Jennifer Semotok

Jennifer Semotok, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer

Address:
c/o Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Clinical & Metabolic Genetics
555 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8

 


Education:

M.Sc. Genetic Counselling: University Of Toronto
Ph.D. Dept. of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
B.Sc. University of Guelph

Andrea Shugar

Andrea Shugar, M.S.

Lecturer

Address:
Hospital for Sick Children
Divi. of Clinical & Metabolic Genetics
555 University Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8

Phone #: 416-813-8365


Education

M.S.:  University of Cincinnati
B.Sc.:  University of Toronto

Cheryl Shuman

Cheryl Shuman, M.S.

Professor

Address:
Hospital for Sick Children
Div. of Clinical & Metabolic Genetics
555 University Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8

Phone #: 416-813-7550


Education:

M.S.:  Sarah Lawrence College
B.Sc.:  University of Toronto


Biosketch:

Cheryl Shuman, MS, CGC, received a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counselling from Sarah Lawrence College in 1979, following which she worked in the Genetics-Birth Defects Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  In 1981, Cheryl joined the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).  She was certified in Genetic Counselling by the American Board of Medical Genetics in 1982 and became a Charter Member of the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 1993.  In 1998, she was appointed Program Director of the MSc Program in Genetic Counselling at the University of Toronto and in 1999, was appointed Director, Genetic Counselling at SickKids.  As well, she holds a Project Investigator appointment in the Research Institute at SickKids based on her involvement in clinical research (genotype/phenotype correlations in overgrowth syndromes with cancer predisposition, most specifically Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome) and in research related to the provision of genetic counselling (i.e. education, ethical challenges, psychosocial issues, etc.).  Cheryl is a member of the CAGC, NSGC, ABGC, ASHG, and the AGCPD (Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors).