Summit Panelist Spotlight: Genetic Counselor Chris Tan

by | Aug 8, 2016 | 2 comments

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Adding a genetic counselor to your team of healthcare professionals can be a great benefit for CMT patients and their caregivers. Genetic counselors evaluate and understand a family’s risk of an inherited disease. They have specialized training in medical genetics and counseling that can help you understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and familial implications of genetic diseases.

HNF welcomes Chris Tan, a licensed, board-certified genetic counselor for the genetic diagnostic company Invitae, to join us on the panel Genotype and Phenotype: Managing Symptoms, The Role of Researchers/Clinicians/HCP.  

Chris TanChris is the lead neurology genetic counselor at Invitae. Chris previously provided genetic counseling in prenatal, general pediatric, newborn screening, and specialty (neurogenetics and ophthalmology) clinics at the University of Chicago;and was a senior genetic counselor at an academic molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing n neurological disorders.  He is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia.

He is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors. Chris holds a Master of Science in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo.

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  1. kenneth atwood

    I’m interested in the genetic testing but I live in Burlington Vt and not sure where to start to find out about it. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet, rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative disc disease.

  2. Dale

    I have been receiving treatments consisting of attaching electrodes to feet and legs,running electricity through them for twenty minutes each time,two times a session. The current cycles from 400 Hz to 40,000 Hz. I also receive injections of marcaine around the ankles. I have been doing this for 6 months with no effect. But in the last couple of days have started to get some feeling back in my feet. Is this possible,or all in my head. I have CMT.


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