Moderator: Michelle Kiehl
MSc ELD, Director, Program Development PGD, Natera
Genetic Counselor, Natera
During the Natera sponsored session, Melissa Maisenbacher, a board certified genetic counselor, will discuss reproductive genetic testing options and the fertility journey for women 35 years and older. She will focus on how genetic testing can help overcome three significant fertility obstacles: your biological clock, pregnancy loss, and infertility.
Michelle Kiehl has 25 years experience in reproductive medicine. She is the Director of Program Development PGD at Natera.
Melissa K. Maisenbacher
Ms. Maisenbacher is a board-certified genetic counselor who has worked in pediatric genetics for the past nine years at both the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Florida. She also has held consulting position for Gene Dx, Inc. and the Children’s Hospital of Boston. In addition to general pediatric genetics, she specializes in the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, inherited cardiomyopathies, Barth syndrome and Pompe disease. She has published numerous articles on a variety of clinical genetic disorders. Her interests in PGS and PGD stem from counseling families with children affected by single gene disorders and personal relationships with couples with infertility. Ms. Maisenbacher currently serves on the board of the International 22q11.2 Foundation. She received her B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and her M.S. in genetic counseling from Arcadia University.