Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases

The mission of the Einstein Prevention of Jewish Genetic Disease program is to prevent life-threatening Jewish genetic diseases through preconception genetic counseling, screening, and education. Our efforts broaden awareness, access, and action.

For Einstein Prevention of Jewish Genetic Disease medical records contact victorcenter@einstein.edu or 1-800-EINSTEIN.

Prenatal Genetic Counseling Services

Women and/or couples who are pregnant or considering a pregnancy can undergo genetic counseling to determine potential risks to their pregnancy. The family and pregnancy histories are evaluated, prenatal tests are interpreted and/or offered, and education and support is provided. Please contact your OB/GYN for more information.

Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program

If you are concerned about about hereditary breast, ovarian, colon, or family history of cancer, talk to your primary care physician or an oncologist for more information. Learn more about cancer genetics education, discussion about genetic testing, and recommendations regarding risk appropriate screening/prevention options.

Cardiac Genetics

If you or your patient have a diagnosis that might be genetic, contact your cardiologist to learn more about genetic counseling.

Anophthalmia / Microphthalmia Registry and Ocular Genetics

Anophthalmia and microphthalmia (A/M) are birth differences of the eyes, defined by either extremely small or underdeveloped eyes. A/M are considered to be the severe end of a spectrum of eye problems, with ocular coloboma at the milder end of the spectrum (sometimes called the MAC spectrum). Visit International Children's Anophthalmia Network (ICAN) for support and resources. 

After her retirement from Einstein Health Network, Dr. Adele Schneider will continue her work with Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia and Ocular Genetics at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. For information about connecting with Dr. Schneider call 267.765.7971.
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