Shannon Wieloch, MS, CGC

She/Her

Education: B.S., Biology and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1998, M.S., Genetic Counseling, Beaver College (now University of Pennsylvania’s program), 2001  

Areas of Expertise: Assisted Reproductive Technologies/IVF/Donors/Intended Parents, Infertility, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Prenatal Genetics, Carrier Screening, Healthy Screening

Affiliations and Disclosures: Stork Genetics

Licenses: CA, DE, FL, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, WI

Biography: Shannon has over 22 years of experience as a cross functional genetic counselor. She graduated from the Arcadia, now University of Pennsylvania, program. She has practiced in various hospital, private practice, educational, and industry settings. Her primary focus is reproductive genetics counseling, including IVF, preconception, and prenatal. She has extensive experience developing and implementing  clinical programs, products, and protocols and in creating content for medical writing and scientific communications. She opened her private practice in 2023 with a passion to work with FemTech companies and to expand access to genetics with a holistic lens in her own community. She is active in the National Society of Genetic Counselors, having served as the Prenatal Special Interest Group Co-chair from 2015-2017, on the Nominating Committee in 2017, and on the Membership Committee Member-At-Large from 2018-2019. She is excited about her upcoming roles as Perspectives Committee Member and On-Demand Subcommittee Member.

Presentations:

  • Educational Breakout Session, November 2022: Training GC Students Any & Everywhere: Novel Rotation Sites & Structures. National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Nashville, TN
  • Poster, November 2020: The Development of a Telehealth Rotation in Response to Program Needs. National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Nashville, TN
  • Poster, October 2017: A Retrospective Chart Review Examining the Clinical Utility of Family Health History. American Society of Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo, San Antonio, TX
  • Poster, September 2017: A Retrospective Chart Review Examining the Clinical Utility of Family Health History. National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Columbus, OH
  • Poster, September 2016: Are Visual Aids Helpful in Genetic Telecounseling?: A Case-Control Study. National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Seattle, WA
  • Poster, September 2016: Bias in Genetic Counseling: Where does it really live? National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference, Seattle, WA

Publications:

  • Wieloch, S. (2020, Quarter 1). NSGConnect: Connecting, Developing, and Enriching Genetic Counselors. Perspectives, p. 6.
  • Wieloch, S. (2019, Quarter 4). Help Improve and Extend Diversity and Inclusion. Perspectives, p. 10.
  • Wieloch, S. (2019, Quarter 2). The Clinical Benefit of SIGs. Perspectives, p. 12.
  • Wieloch, S. (2015, Quarter 2). The Impact of a Recent Article on Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing. Perspectives, p. 14.
  • Wieloch, S. (2005, Winter). NSGC Introduces SmithBucklin as New Executive Director. Perspectives, p. 1.
  • Matika GL, Bay CA, Del Vecchio MA and Wright S. (1999) Trisomy 9: A comparison of mosaic Trisomy 9, duplications of chromosome 9 and Trisomy 9 derived unbalanced translocations. American Journal of Medical Genetics, 65:A334.

Blog Posts:

  • Wieloch, S. An Introduction to Infertility. Genome Medical, July 2022.
  • Wieloch, S. Fertility Treatment Options for those in the LGBTQ Community. Genome Medical, June 2022.
  • Wieloch, S. Are Mental Health Issue Hereditary? Genome Medical, May 2022.
  • Wieloch, S. The Benefits of Telemedicine in Reproductive and Prenatal Genetic Services. Genome Medical, February 2022.
  • Wieloch, S. How to Harness the Potential of Genetic Information: A Step by Step Approach to Make Genetics Approachable. Genome Medical, November 2021.
  • Wieloch, S. Creating and Understanding a Family Health History: Your guide to putting the family pieces of your own health puzzle together. More Than A Number, August 26, 2021.
  • Wieloch, S. Beyond Prenatal Vitamins and Pregnancy Tests: What other supplies might you need on your pregnancy journey? Genome Medical, May 2021.
  • Wieloch, S. What Will My Baby Look Like? Natalist, January 2021.
  • Wieloch, S. A Guide On Talking With Your Family About Family Health History. Genome Medical, November 2020.
  • Wieloch, S. From Ancestry to Health Traits – How Do I Know If Genetic Testing May Be Right for Me? Mayo Clinic, July 23, 2019.
  • Wieloch, S. Considering a DNA test? Helpful tips before you take the plunge. Mayo Clinic, June 17, 2019.
  • Wieloch, S. A Day in the Life of an Embryologist: Interview with Evelyn E. Neuber, Ph.D. CooperGenomics, August 3, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. May Gene Therapy: Making Decisions about Mosaic Embryos. CooperGenomics, May 31, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. National Infertility Awareness Week (#NIAW): How PGS Technology has Flipped The Script. CooperGenomics, April 24, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. Gene Therapy March 2018: Pandora and Your Polygenic Score. CooperGenomics, March 27, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. PGS 102 – What to Expect on Your PGS Report Card. CooperGenomics, March 19, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. Genetics Actually (like the movie!) CooperGenomics, February 22, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. Matchmaker, Make Me a (Genetic) Match! CooperGenomics, February 15, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. Navigating Healthcare Genetic Style. CooperGenomics, January 30, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. Your Donor Fits You but Do Their Genes? CooperGenomics, January 22, 2018.
  • Wieloch, S. The Genetics of Vampires. . . (oh my!) CooperGenomics, October 26, 2017.
  • Wieloch, S. On Today’s Menu. . . Impact Your Genes. CooperGenomics, July 27, 2017.
  • Wieloch, S. Understanding Fragile X Syndrome. CooperGenomics, July 17, 2017.
  • Wieloch, S. How Can Genetic . . . Pregnancy? Ovia, June 2017.
  • Wieloch, S. A Brief . . .Fibrosis. CooperGenomics, May 17, 2017.
  • Wieloch, S. It’s DNA Day! CooperGenomics, April 13, 2017.
  • Wieloch, S. What’s In Your Prenatal Supplements? CooperGenomics, January 18, 2017.
  • Wieloch, S. Understanding the Mental Health Stigma. CooperGenomics, December 19, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Intellectual Disabilities, .Syndrome. CooperGenomics, December 1, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Maternal Diabetes. . . Risks? CooperGenomics, October 19, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. 35 Years of NSGC. CooperGenomics, October 6, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Common Questions About Pregnancy Exposure. CooperGenomics, September 15, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. What. . . Zika Virus. CooperGenomics, June 9, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Do You Know Your Ethnicity? CooperGenomics, May 16, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. What. . . Recurrent Miscarriage? CooperGenomics, April 26, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Autism Awareness 2016. CooperGenomics, April 18, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. PGS, PGD Explained. CooperGenomics, April 1, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Introducing, GINA. CooperGenomics, March 7, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Rare Disease Day, 2016. CooperGenomics,February 26, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Spreading Awareness for DMD. CooperGenomics, February 10, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Zika Virus – What to Know. CooperGenomics, February 2, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. Make. . . Birth Defects. CooperGenomics, January 8, 2016.
  • Wieloch, S. You’re a . . . What? CooperGenomics, October 20, 2015.
  • Wieloch, S. Why Newborn. . . So Important. CooperGenomics, September 3, 2015.