Dedicated Specialists

Genetics and Genetic Counseling

The Genetics Service has been a leader in clinical genetics in the metropolitan area for more than 30 years, offering genetic services and testing for both children and adults. All patients in the Service are seen by board-certified medical geneticists and counselors in the areas of prenatal, cancer, pediatric, and adult genetics. Patients can also benefit from the expertise of all the doctors in the HackensackUMC network if treatment is required. The Genetics Service is also a NJ Department of Health-designated newborn screening follow-up center. 
  • Patients are evaluated for risk assessment, testing, and management, as well as supportive counseling. Our goal is to improve the lives of our patients by providing them with the important information they need to make the best possible decisions.

Our Team

Our staff includes board certified physicians, board certified/eligible genetic counselors and a registered dietitians, Social workers and child life therapists are available as needed as well.



Operations Manager

Staci White, MPA

Genetic counselors:

Genetic counselors have a master’s degree in genetic counseling and are certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Kathleen Barnes, MS, LCGC
Tamara Drazin, MS, LCGC
Daisy Gershuny, MS, LCGC
Sarah Parisotto, MS, LCGC
Robin Wolf, MS, LCGC
Aliza Sara Zidell, MS, LCGC

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