From Melissa Ramos, MS, MLS (ASCP), LCGC
I am honored to be joining the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics as the genetic counselor and coordinator for the carrier screening program! I am originally from Canada and completed my bachelor’s degree in Medical Science specializing in Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, I moved to Detroit to be a medical technologist at the Detroit Medical Center. While I loved working in the lab, I missed being with patients! After researching as many healthcare professions as possible, I discovered genetic counseling. I was fortunate to attend the Northwestern University Graduate Program where I received my master’s degree in Genetic Counseling. I had the opportunity to work as a prenatal genetic counselor in the Maternal Fetal Medicine division at Loyola University Medical Center for nearly five years prior to joining the team at the Sarnoff Center. I love being able to help people understand their families’ genetic risks and educate them on cutting edge technologies. I am especially excited to participate in the community-based work of the Sarnoff Center. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the different restaurants and neighborhoods that Chicago has to offer.
You can reach me at MelissaRamos@juf.org or 312-357-4658.