About Us

Genetic Health Service NZ

We provide the following services:

 

  • Diagnostic assessment of genetic disorders and information about genetic diagnoses

  • Diagnostic, pre-conception, prenatal or pre-symptomatic tests for genetic conditions

  • Assistance in the clinical management of genetic diseases and identification of preventable complications by early and accurate diagnosis and surveillance

  • Genetic counselling and management advice for the extended family of affected individuals

  • Telephone enquiry service for doctors, midwives and other health professionals concerning genetic diseases

  • Genetics education for professional and lay/community groups

 

Regional Services

Genetic Health Service NZ is a national service, with Hubs covering three regions (read more):

 

Northern Hub. 

This service covers the upper half of the North Island. It is based in Auckland and provides outreach clinics in Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, and Gisborne.

 

Central Hub. 

This service covers the lower half of the North Island and Nelson. It is based in Wellington and provides outreach clinics in New Plymouth, Whanganui, Napier, Palmerston North, Porirua, Lower Hutt, and Nelson.

 

South Island Hub. 

This service covers all of the South Island (except Nelson). It is based in Christchurch and provides outreach clinics in  Greymouth, Timaru, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Invercargill.

 

Staff

Clinical Geneticists are medical doctors with specialist training in medical genetics. Patients are likely to see them before a diagnosis has been made.

 

Genetic Counsellors (also known as Genetic Associates) are healthcare professionals with training in human genetics and counselling. Genetic Counsellors are certified through the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. Patients are likely to see them about a known condition.

 

Northern Hub
Clinical Geneticists

Dr Ian Hayes, Clinical Director, Clinical Geneticist
Dr Nerine Gregersen, Clinical Geneticist
Dr Juliet Taylor, Clinical Geneticist
Dr Patrick Yap, Clinical Geneticist

Raoul Heller, Clinical Geneticist

 

Clinical Genetics Fellow

Salam Alburaiky, Advanced Trainee in Clinical Genetics

 

Genetic Counsellors

Kim Gamet, Team Leader, Senior Genetic Counsellor
Cindy Zaitsoff, Senior Genetic Counsellor
Jenny Eaton, Senior Genetic Counsellor
Courtney Forgeng, Genetic Counsellor
Kelly Sullivan, Genetic Counsellor
Erin Macaulay, Associate Genetic Counsellor
Romy Kerr, Associate Genetic Counsellor

Kitty Cho, Associate Genetic Counsellor

Harriet Jones, Associate Genetic Counsellor


Intake Assistant

Anne Standen

 

Central Hub
Clinical Geneticists

Dr Katherine Neas, Clinical Leader, Clinical Geneticist

Dr Gemma Poke, Clinical Geneticist

Dr Colina McKeown, Clinical Geneticist

Dr Russell Gear, Advanced Trainee in Clinical Genetics

Dr Alex Henderson, Clinical Geneticist

 

Genetic Counsellors

Alice Christian, Senior Genetic Counsellor, Team Leader

Emma Felix, Senior Genetic Counsellor

Sally Jackson, Genetic Counsellor

Subhashini Crerar, Genetic Counsellor

Kayley Bardsley, Associate Genetic Counsellor

Nicola Menzies, Associate Genetic Counsellor

Sarah Collis, Associate Genetic Counsellor

 

South Island Hub
Clinical Geneticists

Dr Kate Gibson, Clinical Leader, Clinical Geneticist

Dr Joanne Dixon, Clinical Geneticist

Dr Rachel Stapleton, Clinical Geneticist

Professor Stephen Robertson, Clinical Geneticist

 

Genetic Associates

Dr Caroline Lintott (PhD), Senior Genetic Associate, Team Leader

Jan Sullivan, Senior Genetic Associate

Suzannah Bawden, Associate Genetic Counsellor

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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