Genetics: Jewish Genetic Diseases

Dr. Susan Gross

Susan Gross, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer for prenatal testing company Natera, and is a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health and Clinical Pediatrics at Einstein.  She also is the Founding Director for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva/Einstein.  Susan received her medical degree from University of Toronto in 1985. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed by a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at the same institution. Following this training, she completed a second residency in Medical Genetics at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1994, she became a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), Bronx, NY and in 1998, became Director of the Division of Reproductive Genetics in its Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health.  From 2008 to 2013 she served as the chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology of Jacobi Medical Center and founded its Human Genetics Laboratory. Susan is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Medical Genetics and the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). Sample Titles Practical Genetics Forum for Rabbis Guiding Couples through Genetic Issues: Your Piece of the Puzzle Genetic testing for young couples: It’s more than Tay-Sachs Family Health and Halacha Knowing Your Jewish Genetic Heritage: Awareness for the Sake of our Children and their Children (A Medical & Halachic...

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Dr. Susan Klugman

Dr. Susan Klugman is the Director of Clinical Services and Community Outreach for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University. She is a board–certified obstetrician gynecologist and a board certified geneticist. Dr. Klugman received her medical degree from New York University in 1988 after completing her undergraduate studies in Biometry and Statistics at Cornell University. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center where she continues to practice. In 1993, she founded the Larchmont Women’s Center, a faculty practice office. In 2004, she completed a second residency in medical genetics at the same institution and since 2008 has served as the Director of Reproductive Genetics at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Klugman is also an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a member of the Faculty Senate and the Admissions Committee. She has given lectures to many Jewish organizations over the past two decades on various topics pertaining to women’s health Sample Titles Family Health and Halacha Jewish Genetic Disease Screening in the US – Historical Perspective, Financial Considerations and Clinical Recommendations What’s Jewish About Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer – Stay Informed for Yourself and Your...

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Nicole Schreiber-Agus, PhD

Nicole Schreiber-Agus is the Program Director for the Program for Jewish Genetic Health of Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is also an Assistant Professor at Einstein.  Nicole received her A.B. in Art History from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Research from Einstein. She was instrumental in establishing the Program for Jewish Genetic Health and she is also the founder and co-developer of MyJewishGeneticHealth.com, a Jewish genetics online education series.   Nicole has authored numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters, gives lectures across the country on genetic testing-related topics, and has mentored dozens of students. Sample Titles Jewish Genetic Health in the 21st Century & What you Need to Know Genetic Carrier Screening: Preparing for new and growing families Choices and Dilemmas at the Beginning of Life Genetic Testing in 2015: How Much Information is Too Much? Cancer Risk and the Jewish...

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