Jennifer Doherty, MS, CGC
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Philosophy, Binghamtom University.
Master of Science in Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College.
Areas of Expertise: Cancer Genetics
Affiliations and Disclosures: None
Biography: Jen is a board-certified, licensed genetic counselor specializing in hereditary cancer. She graduated from the genetic counseling program at Sarah Lawrence College where she earned her Master of Science in Human Genetics. Jen gained expertise and experience in hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes while working at the Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Yale New Haven Hospital for ten years.
Jen is passionate about educating patients about risk for inherited cancers and the option of genetic testing to determine how this information can be used to empower individuals and their family members to make the best decisions for their health. With a patient-centered approach, she values making genetic information approachable and understandable and is dedicated to ensuring patients receive an exemplary genetic counseling experience.
She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), the NSGC Cancer Special Interest Group, the Collaborative Group Of The Americas On Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC), the Connecticut Genetic Counselors’ Association (CTGCA) and the New York State Genetics Task Force
Hereditary Breast Cancer: Panel or Targeted Testing? Experience from a Clinical Cancer Genetics Practice. Doherty, J., Bonadies, DC., Matloff, E. (2015). J Genet Couns. 2015 Aug;24(4):683-7. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9796-2