Lisa Dellefave MS



Lisa Dellefave MS
Genetics Counselor
Section of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Lisa is a certified genetic counselor at the University of Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois Wesleyan University with a major in biology in 1995. After working for four years in the pharmaceutical industry, she went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Minnesota in 2001. where she first worked with Dr. Gomez. Lisa worked at Northwestern University as a genetic counselor for four years in Neurology, specializing in neuromuscular disorders as well as coordinating the ongoing patient research in its neurogenetic laboratory. She had also worked at Evanston Northwestern Hospital, specializing in the hereditary cancer syndromes, and continuing to see patients with neuromuscular disease prior to coming to the University of Chicago. In August 2006, Lisa joined the U of C Section of Cardiology, specializing in cardiovascular genetics research and seeing patients with inherited cardiovascular disease and continues to see patients here in Neurology for genetic counseling of neuromuscular disorders and movement disorders.