#31 Robin Schwartz, A Hereditary Cancer Genetic Counselor
Robin Schwartz shares her experience as a hereditary cancer genetic counselor. As a genetic counselor for over 30 years she has seen many changes in the field and provides an inside scoop. She provides information to patients who are interested in genetic counseling and how patients can prepare for a genetic counseling meeting. We discuss red flags for hereditary cancer, genetic testing, and how insurance coverage works with the cost of these services. Check out nsgc.org, mentioned by Robin Schwartz, to learn more about genetic counselors.
Robin Schwartz is an assistant professor at UCONN Health and a hereditary cancer genetic counselor in the Genetics and Genome Sciences department. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Herbert H. Lehman College, and her master’s degree in genetic counseling from Rutgers University. Robin Schwartz is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counseling since 1979, she was a coordinator in Clinical Genetics at Columbia University, a research associate at Rutgers University, and has been at UConn Health since 1987.