Meet Our Human Genetics Team

The Division of Human Genetics provides comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and laboratory genetic services to patients of all ages, including a network of state-wide outreach clinics.

Click here to learn more about the services offered at UMMC.

For appointments call: 410-328-6749 or email [email protected].

Dr. Mimi Blitzer new picMiriam G. Blitzer, PhD
Professor and Chief, Division of Human Genetics
Special Interests: Inborn Errors of Metabolism; Prenatal Genetics; Professional and Public Education in Genetics
PhD: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: Tulane University School of Medicine, Clinical and Biochemical Genetics
Certification: Medical Genetics (Ph.D. Medical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics)

Shannan DeLany, M.S., C.G.C. Shannan Dixon, MS, CGC
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Certified Genetic Counselor
Director, Genetic Counseling Training Program

Special Interests: Genetics Education; Genetic Population Isolates; Cancer Genetics
Degree: Genetic Counseling - Arcadia University
Certification: Genetic Counseling

Photo of Doctor Carol L. Greene, M.D.Carol L. Greene, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Genetics Clinic
Co-Director, Adult Genetics Clinic
Special Interests: Clinical Genetics, Inborn Errors of Metabolism; Newborn Screening; Genetics Policy
MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Residency: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine, Genetics
Certification: Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics); Pediatrics

Linda Jeng, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
MD, PhD: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Pediatric & Medical Genetics
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve/ University Hospitals of Cleveland, Clinical Molecular Genetics
Certifications: Medical Genetics (Clinical Molecular Genetics); Pediatrics

Melanie Leu, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
MD: Case Western Reserve University
Internship/Residency: The Ohio State University Hospitals, Family Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Medical Genetics
Research: UPMC - Institute for Clinical Research Education, Clinical Research
Certifications: American Board of Family Medicine

Photo of Doctor Erin Thompson Strovel, Ph.D.Erin Thompson Strovel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Inborn Errors of Metabolism; Newborn Screening
PhD: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Fellowship: National Institutes of Health, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Certification: Medical Genetics (Clinical Biochemical Genetics)

Photo of Doctor Elizabeth A. Streeten, M.D.Elizabeth A. Streeten, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Insulin pump therapy, management of Type 2 diabetes
MD: Albany Medical College
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Medicine
Fellowship: NIDDK, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Certifications: Internal Medicine; Medical Genetics; Endocrinology

Genetic Counselors

  • Alena Egense, MCG, CGC 
  • Rachel Palmquist, MS, CGC
  • Julie Frank, MS, CGC
  • Katharine Bisordi, MCG, CGC