Catherine Cottrell, Ph.D, FACMG

Senior Director, The Institute for Genomic Medicine,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics,
The Ohio State University

Catherine Cottrell, Ph.D., FACMG,is a Senior Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She is an Associate Professor – Clinical in the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Cottrell is dual certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in the specialties of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics having completed her fellowship training at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Following the conclusion of her fellowship, Dr. Cottrell assumed a faculty position in 2011 at Washington University (WU) School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri. In the six years she spent at WU, she most recently served as the Director of the Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology Laboratory, and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Immunology, and Department of Genetics. Dr. Cottrell specializes in the clinical interpretation of complex laboratory tests including constitutional and oncology chromosome analysis, FISH analysis, next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, as well as chromosomal microarray analysis. She has an interest in the development of new clinical diagnostic tests, and a focus on somatic variant interpretation and mosaicism in the setting of congenital disease. Her current clinical and research emphasis includes constitutional whole exome sequencing, tumor somatic profiling, and best practices in genetic variant interpretation.


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