Andrea Paras, MS, CGC
Andrea Paras, MS, CGCGenetic Counselor III, Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism Instructor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism), Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.
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 CounselorSee Northwestern University Faculty Profile