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Cancer Risk and Prevention Team

Physician Directors

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP
Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics

Jane E. Churpek, MD
Co-Director, Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Program

Sonia Kupfer, MD
Co-Director, Comprehensive Cancer Risk and Prevention Program

Medical Team

Hematology/Oncology

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP
Jane E. Churpek, MD
Lucy Godley, MD, PhD

Gastroenterology

Sonia Kupfer, MD
Blase Polite, MD
David R. Rubin, MD
Uzma Siddiqui, MD

Endocrine Surgery

Raymon Grogan, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Nita Karnik Lee, MD, MPH
Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD
Iris Romero, MD, MS
S. Diane Yamada, MD

Genetic Counselors

Sarah Nielsen, MS, CGC

Sarah Nielsen, MS, CGC, is a licensed and board certified genetic counselor in the section of hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine. Nielsen received a bachelor of arts in biology from Lehigh University and a master’s of science in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional and research interests include genetic susceptibility to breast, ovarian and kidney cancers as well as endocrine tumor syndromes. She established the Endocrine Genetics Clinic and the Comprehensive von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) Clinical Care Center at the UChicago Medicine. Nielsen is also a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and a faculty member of the Northwestern University graduate program in genetic counseling, where she gives lectures and supervises students during their clinical rotations.

Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC

Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC, is a board certified genetic counselor in the section of gastroenterology at the University of Chicago Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in genetic counseling from Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include hereditary gastrointestinal cancer susceptibility syndromes, hereditary pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She is also actively involved in educational programs, giving presentations at the UChicago Medicine and supervising genetic counseling students.

Caroline Weipert, MS, CGC

Caroline Weipert, MS, CGC, is a board certified genetic counselor in the section of hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine. Weipert received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Michigan. Prior to a moving to Chicago, she was the project manager for an NIH-funded genomics study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her professional and research interests include hereditary predisposition to breast and ovarian cancers, as well as hematologic malignancy susceptibility syndromes.


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