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Lamia Fahad Alsubaie is a genetic counselor and blogger specializing in genetic medicine. She graduated from Joan H. Marks Human Genetic Program – Sarah Lawrence College ’15, and received bioethics training as genetic counseling candidate at Columbia Center for Bioethics, as well as pediatrics genetics and cytogenetics training at Columbia Medical Center. She is senior genetic counselor at King Abdulaziz Medical City – National Guard Health Affairs, and she launched the first specialized cancer genetic counseling clinic in Saudi Arabia.

Lamia is a part-time research genetic counselor at King Fahad Medical City, and a part-time instructor at the genetic counseling Master’s program at Al-Faisal University. Lamia contributed to a clinical team leading the 1000 Saudi familial cancer patients’ initiative to establish the first cancer genetic screening and surveillance program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Additionally, she is involved in research with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and a multi-language patients resources project with the international special interest group at National Society of Genetic Counselors. Her clinical interest is mainly in onco-genetic counseling, general genetic counseling, and lab genetic counseling. She devotes her efforts in promoting the profession of genetic counseling in Saudi Arabia, and in creating professional content resources for the public, patient families, and health-care providers interested in genetic/genomic science from all over the Arab world.

Lamia AlSubaie is also a contributing member in the LFS Association Genetic Counselor Advisory Group.  She can be reached at telephone number: +966 555242147 or through email at lalsubaie@lfsassociation.org.

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