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Physicians and Staff

  • Adele Schneider, MD
    Director Clinical Genetics
    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

    schneider8398Adele Schneider, MD, and the Genetics Team, provide a wide range of genetic services, including evaluations of infants, children and adults suspected of having developmental or physical problems with a genetic cause. The Team specializes in Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases, providing genetic counseling and carrier screening for at-risk individuals. Dr. Schneider is internationally renowned for her research on anophthalmia and microphthalmia – birth defects in which children are born without eyes or with very small eyes – and for establishing an international registry, gene-screening program, and support group for this disease.

    To schedule an appointment with this doctor, or to search for another Einstein physician, visit our Physician Finder or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.

    Genetic Counselors

    Colleen C. Muraresku, MS, LCGC
    Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor
    Coordinator of the Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program
    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

    Colleen Muraresku Einstein Genetics CounselorColleen Muraresku, MS, LCGC, coordinates cancer genetic counseling services to individuals and families who have a personal and/or family history of cancer. Along with our team of physicians, she provides genetic risk assessment and follow-up for patients and their families.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our genetic cancer risk assessment page.

    Faye L. Shapiro, MS, CGC
    Certified Genetic Counselor
    Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases
    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

    Faye Shapiro Genetic CounselorFaye Shapiro, MS, CGC, is a board-certified genetic counselor with over 15 years experience. As the genetic counselor for the Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases, she provides genetic counseling for Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases to students, newlywed couples and other patients. Ms. Shapiro provides follow-up counseling and support for those found to be carriers. Along with Dr. Adele Schneider and other genetic counselors, Ms. Shapiro also provides prenatal pediatric and cancer genetic counseling.

    Joshua Stone
    Outreach and Education Coordinator
    Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases
    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

    Joshua Stone Einstein Genetic CounselorJoshua Stone is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases. Joshua has a degree in Kinesiology Health and Physical Education from The Pennsylvania State University. With the Victor Center, Joshua works with the Jewish community to educate about Jewish genetic diseases and promote screening.

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    Accreditation & Partnerships

    Victor Center Philadelphia

    The Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases

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