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About the Division

Clinical, Educational and Research Advances in Human Genetics

The Division of Human Genetics within the Department of Internal Medicine is an academic unit that provides outpatient and inpatient consultation service, performs clinical and translational research and participates in medical center and community education and outreach. We invite you to explore these pages and learn more about the Division's clinical, education and research mission areas.

Patient Care

The Clinical Cancer Genetics Program provides comprehensive risk assessments and cancer genetic counseling to over 700 patients a year and, as needed, their families. This includes established relationships with community partners, such as Holzer Clinic, to provide cancer genetics services to their patients.

The Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomic Medicine Program, in conjunction with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Ohio State, offers consultation for hereditary forms of heart disease in multiple clinics.

The Division also has an active Medical Genetics and Genomics Program. It supports consultation and evaluation for genetic conditions such as hereditary bleeding disorders, hemochromatosis and Down syndrome.

Healthcare Professionals may visit Tools for Providers to learn more about resources such as risk assessment tools and models.


Divisional research continues to focus on clinical and translational human genetic investigation. Faculty collaborate with colleagues throughout The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the world.

Learn more about our research initiatives.


The Division of Human Genetics provides education and rotations for medical students, residents and fellows. It also provides learning opportunities for graduate, undergraduate and high school students interested in genetics. Additionally, Division faculty are engaged in community outreach through seminars, support group talks and educational fairs, targeted to both healthcare professionals and consumers.

We are excited to announce the opening of our Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. Our program, beginning in autumn 2014, addresses the growing need for genetics professionals who will advance the field of genetic counseling.