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Heather Glessner, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor


Heather Glessner, MS, CGC is a board certified genetic counselor in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine with SIU Medicine.  She completed her Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.  Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics with a minor in Psychology from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.


Ms. Glessner began her career with SIU in 2008.  Since that time, she has developed a special interest in prenatal and pre-conception genetic counseling.  Ms. Glessner provides family history evaluations and genetic risk assessment for women who are pregnant or who desire to become pregnant.  She specializes in non-invasive prenatal testing, carrier screening, chromosome abnormalities, and targeted genetic testing.  In addition, Ms. Glessner has experience with insurance authorizations for genetic testing.  


Master's Degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN