Andrea Paras, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor III, Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism

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



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

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Ms. Paras received her Master of Science in Medical Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Since 1999, she has been a genetic counselor in the Division of Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism at Lurie Children’s. Ms. Paras has experience in managing patients with mucopolysaccharidoses, PKU and other inborn errors of metabolism as well as evaluating patients for a wide variety of other indications. Prior to becoming a genetic counselor, Ms. Paras worked in social service agencies for adults with intellectual disabilities. She has continued to have a special interest in treating and supporting patients with intellectual disabilities and advocating for patients affected with rare genetic conditions. Ms. Paras enjoys teaching children about their own genetic conditions and supporting their transition to self-care.

Clinical Interests

​MPS disorders, ML disorders, and general pediatric genetics

Education & Training

Education: Master of Science in Human Genetics and Counseling, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1995; Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology, University of Illinois, 1995

Board Certifications: Genetic Counselor

Research & Publications