Learn more about our research specialists in ophthalmic genetics:
Members of Patient Review Group:
- George A. Cioffi, MD
- Jeffrey Liebmann, MD
- Irene H. Maumenee, MD
- Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD
- Steven Brooks, MD
- Lisa Park, MD
- Aliaa Abdelhakim, MD, PhD
- Megan Soucy, MS, CGC
- Tara Conniff
Patient Review Group is a unique aspect of Applied Genetics at Columbia Ophthalmology. The review group brings together the different perspectives of ophthalmologists, geneticists, and scientists in order to create a personalized plan for the care of each patient. The collaboration between scientists and physicians is a critical aspect of Precision Ophthalmology.
- Megan Soucy, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor(CGC)
- Genetic Counselor: Genetic counselors have advanced training in medical genetics and counseling techniques. These counseling techniques make these genetic specialists adept at communicating genetic risk information to patients and family members. This is essential in their role of conducting genetic risk assessments, supporting and guiding patients on testing options and management for inherited diseases, interpreting testing results, and discussing how this information can impact family members.