Program Administration

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Joan M. Stoler, M.D.

Program Director; Residency Director; Site Director, Boston Children's Hospital

Dr. Stoler is a clinical geneticist at Children’s Hospital Boston and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in pediatrics and clinical genetics. She has evaluated and followed many patients over the last eighteen years, both adults and children with connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers Danlos syndrome. She has been a co-investigator on a study of mitral valve prolapse in Marfan syndrome and written an article on chronic pain in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.


Jonathan Picker, M.D.

Assistant Program Director; Course Director, Advanced Human Genetics Course

Dr. Picker is a clinical geneticist at Boston Children's Hospital. Hi research focuses on the neurobiology of behavioral disorders. We are particularly interested in developmental factors, which lead to the neurological problems seen in disorders such as schizophrenia, Fragile X syndrome and other neurocognitive disorders.


Cynthia C. Morton, Ph.D.

Education Director

Cynthia Morton, Ph.D. is the William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Director of the Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine and Director of Cytogenetics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her research interests are in molecular cytogenetics, hereditary deafness, genetics of uterine leiomyomata, hereditary hearing loss, and cytogenetic approaches to gene discovery for developmental disorders. Her full-time academic laboratory contributed to the development of diagnostic testing for chromosome studies that cross the lifespan, which include preimplantation and prenatal diagnostics, perinatal and childhood studies in the evaluation of congenital and developmental disorders, infertility and pregnancy loss studies, and cytogenetics of leukemias, lymphomas and solid tumors. Her laboratory has been a major site for training laboratory geneticists in clinical cytogenetics.


Amy E. McGlinn, B.S.

Program Manager

Amy McGlinn, B.S. joined the Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program in 2008 taking over all administrative management aspects of the various residencies and fellowships. She works closely with the program and specialty directors as well as the residents, fellows, and faculty to keep the program running smoothly. Additionally, Ms. McGlinn manages the high school and college education programs for Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine.


Stephanie Coury, M.S., C.G.C.

Director, Advanced Human Genetic Course

Stephanie Coury, M.S., C.G.C. is the Director of the Advanced Human Genetics Course. The Advanced Human Genetics (AHG) course occurs over two semesters and offers an intensive overview of medical, biochemical, molecular, quantitative, and cytogenetics. AHG is a requirement for all residents and fellows, but also is freely available and attended by a range of healthcare providers in the Boston area. Mrs. Coury is a board certified genetic counselor at Boston Children's Hospital.



Azra Ligon, Ph.D.

Director, Cytogenetics Fellowship

Azra Ligon is the Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Gerard T. Berry, M.D.

Director, Clinical and Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowships

Gerard T. Berry, MD is co-director of the Clinical Biochemical Genetics program and director of the Medical Biochemical Genetics program. Dr. Berry specializes in biochemical genetics (metabolism). He is the Diretor of the Metabolism Program at Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berry holds Board Certifications in Pediatrics, Biochemical Genetics, and Pediatric Endocrinology.


Heather Mason-Suares, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Genetics Fellowship

Heather Mason-Suares, Ph.D., is an Assistant Director at Partners’ Personalized Medicine Laboratory for Molecular Medicine and the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Brigham & Women’s Hospital Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics. She also oversees training in the HMS ABMGG Clinical Molecular Genetics program. Dr. Mason-Suares received her Ph.D. in Genetics from Case Western Reserve University in 2010. She completed her Clinical Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics training at Emory School of Medicine in 2014. Her current research and clinical interests concern the application of molecular diagnosis using next-generation sequencing and microarray technologies to chromosomal abnormalities in prenatal cases, RASopathies, and cardiomyopathy.


Joel Krier, M.D.

Director, Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Residency; Site Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Joel Krier, M.D. is a clinical attending at Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Amy Roberts, M.D.

Co-Director, Pediatrics/Medical Genetics Residency; Co-Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics Fellowship

Amy Roberts, M.D., is a cardiovascular clinical geneticist and supervises trainees in the clinic and on the inpatient consult service. She also teaches in the Advanced Human Genetics course. She is conducting research on genotype-phenotype correlations in Noonan syndrome and congenital heart disease gene discovery. She co-directs the combined Pediatrics/Clinical Genetics residency training program with Ted Sectish, M.D. at Boston Children's Hospital. She co-directs the combined Maternal Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics fellowship with Louise Wilkins-Haug, M.D. at Brigham and Women's Hospital.



Neal Lindeman, M.D.

Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Dr. Lindeman is a Molecular Genetic Pathologist. He serves as the Director of the HMS Molecular Genetic Pathology Training Program. He is also the Director of the BWH Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, and thus supervises students during their clinical rotations there. In addition, he teaches in the Advanced Human Genetics course and the Topics in Genetic Laboratory Medicine Seminar series.


Paula Goldenberg, M.D.

Site Director, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Goldenberg is the Clinical Director of Genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and the site director of the MGH clinical rotation for the training program. Her clinical and research interests focus on 22q11.2 Deletion , DiGeorge, Velo-Cardio-Facial, and Stickler/Marshall Syndromes as well as Prenatal Testing and Diagnosis.