Shruti Shenbagam, MS, CGC
Education: B.A. Pharmacy, HONS., Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India, 2014. Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counseling, Institute for Psychotherapy and Management Sciences Mumbai, India, 2015. M.S. in Genetic Counseling, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2017
Areas of Expertise: Prenatal Genetics, Cancer Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Neurogenetics, Pharmacogenomics, Healthy Genetics
Affiliations and Disclosures: Advanced Tele-Genetic Counseling, USA. Strand Life Sciences, India
Licenses: CA, NM
Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Spanish
Biography: Shruti received her MS in genetic counseling from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2017 and is board certified.
Growing up and working in India, Shruti has had an opportunity to be fluent in 4 different languages, to work on her communication skills and cultural competency. Her 2 years in New York City have further sharpened these skills. Her previous experience at a cancer genetic counseling clinic in India, her experience with seven different clinical rotations and part-time genetic counseling assistant job at Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory have prepared her well to provide genetic counseling services, interpret patient history and laboratory data to assess risk of genetic disease and educate patients, families and health care providers. Shruti then spent 2 years as a prenatal and pediatric genetic counsellor at Valley Children’s Hospital, California, which has been an unparalleled experience in further honing her skills due to the diverse pathology, multitude of cases, patient population and the plethora of roles she got to play. Since August 2019, Shruti has been freelancing as a genetic counsellor and has affiliations with organizations in the USA as well as her home country India.
Shruti strives towards raising awareness for genetic counselling and developing and increasing access for genetic counselling services across the globe. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, learning about different cultures and learning new languages.
Publications & Presentations:
- Naik, Hetanshi, et al. “Psychosocial issues in erythropoietic protoporphyria-the perspective of parents, children, and young adults: A qualitative study.” Molecular genetics and metabolism (2019)
- Shenbagam, S. (2018) Prenatal Diagnosis of SMC1A Associated Familial X Linked Cornelia De Lange Syndrome in a Phenotypically Normal Mother with Somatic Mosaicism
- Presented at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting – April 2018
- Presented at the 22nd International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy – July 2018