Rachel Hickey, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor II, Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Rachel graduated with her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in May 2017, and was certified by the ABGC in August 2017. Following graduation, Rachel completed a genetic counseling fellowship in lysosomal storage diseases in the Division of Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism at Lurie Children’s, focusing on diagnosis, management, treatment and newborn screening for this group of complex diseases. She went on to join the team as a pediatric genetic counselor, specializing in lysosomal storage disease and metabolic leukodystrophy, as well as practicing general pediatric genetics. She currently serves as the clinic coordinator for the Leukodystrophy Clinic and the clinic coordinator of the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Clinic at Lurie Children’s. Rachel is actively involved with the Leukodystrophy Care Network, Illinois Department of Health Lysosomal Storage Disease Subcommittee, and the Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals (ISGP). She also provides clinical supervision to genetic counseling graduate students and medical students rotating through the hospital.

Education & Training

Education: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 2017

Board Certifications: Certified Genetic Counselors

Professional Organizations: Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals, Leukodystrophy Care Network