Our Medical Genetics Team

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Shodair’s Medical Genetics Program provides Montana’s only comprehensive care for children and adults with genetic conditions. A team composed of a genetics clinician (MD or nurse practitioner who specializes in genetics) and a genetic counselor provides comprehensive services, including diagnostic evaluation, care coordination, and risk assessment. Our laboratory provides state-of-the-art testing for genetic conditions, and a geneticist is also involved in the test analysis, allowing for seamless care integration that benefits the patients as well as their families. Our team also includes a licensed clinical psychologist to provide neuropsychological assessments when indicated and a registered dietician to help our patients with certain genetic conditions manage nutritional challenges.

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Abdallah F. Elias, MD, FACMG

Chief Medical Officer of Genetics

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Katherine Berry, MS, CGC

Senior Genetic Counselor

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Jaclyn Haven, MS, CGC

Lead Genetic Counselor

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Caitlyn Patera, MS, DNP, FNP-C

Genetic Nurse Practitioner

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Corbin Schwanke

Chief Administrative Officer of Medical Genetics

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Tyler Setlock, LN

Registered Dietician

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Willow Sheehan, DNP

Genetic Nurse Practitioner

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Christa D. Smelko, PsyD

Psychologist

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Ellen Kassay, MS, GC

Genetic Counselor

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Maija Trout, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor