Shelly McQuaid, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor III, Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism

Instructor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



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Shelly Weiss McQuaid is a genetic counselor for the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem-Cell Transplantation at Lurie Children’s. She founded the Cancer Predisposition Program in 2016 with goals of providing comprehensive genetic counseling services for pediatric oncology patients and their families who are at risk of hereditary cancer syndromes. Shelly also enjoys serving on the hospital’s laboratory utilization management team, which provides support and guidance to all Lurie Children's health care providers regarding genetic testing options. Shelly was inspired to pursue a career in genetic counseling by her fantastic and unique cousin, who was diagnosed with a genetic condition when they were children.

Education & Training

Education: Northwestern University, 2009

Board Certifications: Certified Genetic Counselors

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