Keywords: Adult, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Genetics
Christine Kobelka is a Certified Genetic Counselor and Clinical Assistant Professor who joined the Department of Genetics in December 2021. She earned undergraduate degrees in Life Sciences, Physical and Health and Education and Education from Queen’s University (Canada), and obtained her Master of Science in genetic counseling from the University of British Columbia (Canada). She is certified by both the American Board of Genetic Counseling and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors. In her prior role as a genetic counselor at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, she was an advocate for the integration of cancer genetics services through involvement with multidisciplinary teams and performance and quality improvement initiatives.
As a clinical genetic counselor, Christine works with patients across several UNC clinics. She sees patients to evaluate for hereditary cancer and cardiovascular conditions, as well as adults in the general genetics clinic. She attends Breast Tumor Board, providing genetics input as a part of the multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients. Her faculty responsibilities include supervision of genetic counseling students, clinical teaching of students and fellow colleagues, and participation in research.