Terri W. McHugh, DO, Medical Director, Cancer Risk Assessment and
Genetics Program—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Riddle
Dr. McHugh is a medical oncologist/hematologist specialized in genetics,
who serves to bridge the aspects of cancer care with prevention by
working with both affected and at-risk individuals and their physicians.
Dr. McHugh is an investigator for several cancer genetics-related
projects; her work has been presented at world-renowned oncology
conferences. She oversees genetic testing services at the program’s
Lankenau, Bryn Mawr and Riddle campuses.
Michael Dabrow, DO, FACOI, FACP, Medical Director, Cancer Risk
Assessment and Genetics Program—Paoli Hospital
Dr. Dabrow is a hematologist/oncologist whose interest in genetics
inspired him to contribute to the development of cancer risk assessment
and genetic testing services at Main Line Health, when the field of
cancer genetics was in its infancy. His research on related topics
introduced concepts central to the early genetic testing process and
served as a basis for additional investigations. Dr. Dabrow oversees
genetic testing services at the program’s Paoli, Exton and Collegeville
Rachael T. Brandt, PhD, L/CGC Licensed/Certified Genetic Counselor
Rachael joined the program in 2001 and has been integral to its
evolution. She is an advocate and resource for individuals undergoing
genetic counseling and testing. Additionally she serves on numerous
cancer-related committees. Her research has been published in multiple
journals and presented both nationally and internationally.
Jamie Z. Mushlin, MS, L/CGC Licensed/Certified Genetic Counselor
Jamie's experience with community counseling for breast cancer has
encouraged her to educate patients and physicians on hereditary cancer
syndromes to increase awareness of and access to genetic services. Jamie
has a special interest in inherited conditions within specific ethnic
groups, such as the Ashkenazi Jewish population.
Cristina M. Nixon, MS, L/CGC Licensed/Certified Genetic Counselor
Cristina's experience as an intern in the program led her to dedicate
her career in genetic counseling to oncology. She and Dr. McHugh
completed the City of Hope's intensive course in cancer genetics. In
addition to working with patients, she contributes to scholarly
journals, including a feature article on hereditary colorectal cancer.
Prior to joining the genetics team, Kallyn fostered her interest in
cancer genetics by completing specialized training rotations at
hospitals throughout the Philadelphia area, including Main Line Health
and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she gained
exposure to rare cancer predisposition syndromes. In addition to her
research background in the genetics laboratory setting, Kallyn also has
a special interest in couples’ responses to genetic testing and has
presented her findings nationally.
Most insurances cover the costs of genetic consultation and testing. If
you have concerns about whether or not your insurance will cover these
services, please feel free to contact us.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 484.565.GENE.
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