Genetics Program

Genetics Program

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Genetics Program provides genetic counseling and testing to people who may be at risk for certain diseases due to a personal or family history of a genetic condition. A genetic counselor is a health professional with a graduate degree in medical genetics and counseling. Our genetic counselors provide personalized consultation regarding:

  • A person’s risk for genetic disease
  • How genes are linked to disease
  • How disease is inherited
  • Genetic testing
  • Options for early disease detection

As an academic medical center, Froedtert & the Medical College have the expertise to offer comprehensive testing, counseling and referrals to appropriate specialists and services. In certain cases, interested people may be able to participate in various genetic research trials throughout the country.

The Genetics Program currently offers the following types of genetic screening and counseling related to the following clinical services:

Gynecologic Oncology

Cancer Genetics Screening Program

The Cancer Center Genetics Screening Program provides genetic counseling and testing to individuals who may be at an increased risk of cancer due to an underlying inherited genetic condition.
The Cancer Genetics Screening Program is part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. The goal of… Read More ›

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Prenatal Genetic Counseling

If you are planning to have a baby and have a personal or family history of certain genetic diseases, you may wish to consider genetic counseling. The ideal time to consider counseling is before you become pregnant (preconception counseling). However, even if you are pregnant, you may benefit from genetic counseling.

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Preconception Counseling

Preconception counseling can help couples achieve the best possible outcome for their pregnancy. By starting before the baby is conceived, we can work together to better define what the risks might be to the mother and to the baby. We can begin testing early in the process to better monitor… Read More ›

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a form of genetic testing or genetic screening used with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Your physician may recommend PGD if there is a chance your embryos will be affected by certain chromosomal problems or a sex-linked disorder. These conditions can prevent implantation of embryos, lead… Read More ›

Meet our Genetic Counselors

Morgan Depas, MS, CGC

Depas, Morgan, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology

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Kendra Mikulec, MS

Eaves, Kendra, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
Specialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

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Jennifer Geurts, MS, CGC

Geurts, Jennifer, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology

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Jacquart, Amanda, MS, CGC

Jacquart, Amanda, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology

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Stachowiak, Samantha, MS, CGC

Stachowiak, Samantha, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology; Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Barbara Szlendakova, MS, CGC

Szlendakova, Barbara, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
Specialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Professor and Vice Chairman Department of Urology