Genetics Team

Genetics Team

Medical Geneticists

Faculty physicians with special training in diagnosing and managing genetic conditions in persons of all ages.

Joseph H. Hersh, MD - Director of Weisskopf Center

Alexander Asamoah, MD, PhD - Chief of Genetics

Kara Goodin, MD

Gordon Gowans, MD

Genetic Counselors

Health professionals who help families understand genetic testing, the cause of genetic conditions, and the implications for other family members.

Kelly Jackson, MS, CGC, Manager of Genetic Services
Philosophy of Care:  As a genetic counselor, my goal is to obtain patient histories that aid in determining an underlying diagnosis for the patient, and then communicate all information known about the condition diagnosed or presenting concern in a way that the patient/family understands.  One goal of genetic counseling is to provide information for families or patients to make decisions for themselves.  Genetic information can be complex and my job is to make it less complex and understandable to anyone who comes for a genetic appointment.

Practice Group:
Weisskopf Center

Areas of Interest:
Pediatric Genetics, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Newborn Screening, Pediatric Neurogenetics, Neurofibromatosis I

Locations:
Weisskopf Center
571 South Floyd Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0851

Professional Affiliations:
Member, National Society of Genetic Counselors
Metabolic/Lysosomal Storage Disorders Special Interest Group

Education:
Bachelor of Arts - Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri
Master of Science - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Leigh Anne Autullo, MS, CGC
Philosophy of Care:  My goal is to provide support and education about the risks, management, and implications of genetic conditions so that patients feel empowered to make informed decisions about their health.

Practice Group:
Weisskopf Center

Areas of Interest:
Cancer, prenatal, and pediatric genetic counseling

Locations:
Weisskopf Center
571 South Floyd Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0851

Professional Affiliations:
National Socity of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
Cancer SIG (Special Interest Group)

Non-Profit Organization Affiliations:
Bright Pink Education Ambassador

Education:
Bachelor of Science - University of Toledo - Toledo, OH
Master of Science - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, NY

 

Pamela Brock, MS, CGC
Philosophy of Care:  My clinical focus is on helping to identify families with heredity cancer risk factors, aid in the decision-making process regarding genetic testing options, and help to interpret test results in the context of the family history.  I work with the multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that patients and their families have access to the most up-to-date genetic testing and are able to understand the impact of the results on treatment and/or screening for them and their family members.

Practice Group:
Weisskopf Center

Areas of Interest:
Cancer genetics and genetic counseling

Locations:
Weisskopf Center
571 South Floyd Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0851

Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson Street
3rd Floor
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0888

Professional Affiliations:
National Society of Genetic Counselors
NSGC Cancer Special Interest

Non-Profit Organization Affiliations:
FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), Louisville, Co-Coordinator

Education:
Bachelor of Science - University of Mount Union - Alliance, OH
Master of Science - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

 

Kaitlin Kerr, MS, CGC

Practice Group:
Weisskopf Center

Locations:
Weisskopf Center
571 South Floyd Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0851

Norton Hospital
Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic
601 South Floyd Street
Suite 700
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0943

Henderson County Health Center
472 Klutey Park Plaza Drive
Henderson, KY  42420

502-588-0943

Hopkins County Health Department
412 North Kentucky Avenue
Madisonville, KY
502-588-0943

McCracken County Health Center
916 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY
502-588-0943

Professional Affiliations:
National Society of Genetic Counselors
Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (2015)

Education:
Bachelor of Science - Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA
Master of Science - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai - New York, NY

 

Kathryn Platky Warren, MS, CGC

Practice Group:
Weisskopf Center
571 South Floyd Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0851

Locations:
Weisskopf Center
571 South Floyd Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0851

Norton Hospital
Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic
601 South Floyd Street
Suite 700
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0943

Norton Suburban Hospital
Plaza 3
4001 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY  40207
502-588-0851

Professional Affiliations:
National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)
Board Certified, American Board of Genetic Counseling (2009)

Education:
Master of Science - University of North Carolina - Greensboro, NC

 

Elizabeth Schmitt, MS, CGC

 

Katharine Stoate, MS, CGC
Philosophy of Care:  Certified genetic counselor with diverse experience in prenatal, pediatric, cancer and adult genetic counseling.  Expertise in communicating complex genetic concepts.  Exceptional ability to establish rapport and on-going relationships with patients and their families.  Passion for teaching and continued learning.

Practice Group:
Weisskopf Center

Areas of Interest:
Lysosomal storage disorders, adult neurological conditions

Practicing Locations
Weisskopf Center
571 South Floyd Street
Suite 100
Louisville, KY  40202
502-588-0851

Marfan Syndrome Clinic
601 South Fjloyd Street
Suite 602
Louisville, KY  40202
502-585-4802

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Craniofacial Clinic
310 Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY
502-429-4430

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs
2040 Louisville Road
Bowling Green, KY
270-781-0241

Professional Affiliations:
National Society of Genetic Counselors

Education:
Bachelor of Science - University of British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Master of Science - Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, New York


Metabolic Nutritionists

Registered dietitians who work with the physician to identify a specialized diet, and help families to make necessary changes in food choices.

Diana Pantalos, MS, RD, LD

Tasha Railtan, MS, RD, LD

Allison Vinyard, MS, RD, LD