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Aleksandar Rajkovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory
Professor of OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences
Education:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency:
Case Western Reserve University/Internal Medicine
Case Western Reserve University/OB&Gyn
Baylor College of Medicine/Medical Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine/Pathology
Board Certification:
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics(ABMGG) in Clinical Genetics
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Svetlana A. Yatsenko, MD
Director of the Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory
Associate Professor of Pathology, OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences
Education:
M.S., Biophysics, Russian State Medical University, Moscow Russia
M.D., Russian State Medical University, Moscow Russia
Board Certification:
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics(ABMGG) in Clinical Cytogenetics

Daniel B. Bellissimo, Ph.D.
Co-Director Clinical Genomics Laboratory
Visiting Associate Professor of OB?GYN & Reproductive Sciences
Education:
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Duke University
Postdoctoral Training:
Clinical Molecular Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Board Certification:
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics(ABMGG) in Clinical Molecular Genetics

Jie Hu, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory
Associate Professor of OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences
Education:
M.D., Northeast University, School of Medicine, China
Ph.D., Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Residency:
(OB/GYN): JinZhou Tiedao Central Hospital, China
Postdoctoral Training:
Pediatrics Genetics and Molecular Pathology,The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Clinical Cytogenetics, University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Hospital
Board Certification:
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics(ABMGG) in Clinical Cytogenetics

Susanne M. Gollin, Ph.D., FFACMG
Consultant, Clinical Cancer Cytogenetics
Professor(Tenured) of Human Genetics, Otolaryngology, and Pathology
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine
Education:
B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Biological Sciences/Developmental Genetics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Postdoctoral Training:
Cytogentics and Medical Genetics: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
Cell Biology: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Clinical Cytogenetics and Medical Genetics: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Board Certification:
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics(ABMGG) in Clinical Cytogenetics

Dr. Urvashi Surti, Ph.D.
Consultant, Clinical Cytogenetics
Professor Emeritus of Pathology and OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences
Education :
B.S., Microbiology, Chemistry, Bombay University, India
M.S., Microbiology, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Board Certification:
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics(ABMGG) in Clinical Genetics

Sally Kochmar, M.S.,CG(ASCP)CM
Laboratory Manager of the Cytogenetics Laboratory
Education:
B.S. Biology, Boston College
M.S. Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Certification:
Specialist in Cytogenetics (ASCP)

Maureen Sherer, M.S.,CG(ASCP)CM
Supervisor, Oncology-Section of the Cytogenetics Laboratory
Education:
B.S., Biology, Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Certification:
Specialist in Cytogenetics (ASCP)

Susie Mann, M.S., CG(ASCP)CM
Supervisor, Non-Oncology Section of the Cytogentics Laboratory
Education:
B.S. Biology, University of Pittsburgh
M.S., Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
Certification:
Specialist in Cytogenetics (ASCP)