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Clinical Assistant Professor & Genetics Counselor, Genetics

Research Interests

Keywords: Genetic Counseling, Cancer Genetics, Adult Genetics

Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care

Kimberly Foss is a Certified Genetic Counselor and Clinical Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Medicine in the Department of Genetics.  Kim received her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver.  She is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

In clinic, Kim has worked with both adult and pediatric patients.  Her previous work includes adult cancer genetics and general pediatrics, with a special interest in the genetic etiology of brain malformations and epilepsy.  Clinical supervision and teaching of genetic counseling graduate students is also a special interest of Kim’s.

Kim joined the UNC Department of Genetics in 2020 and is actively contributing to numerous clinical and translational research efforts. She is involved in the NCGENES whole-exome sequencing project and works on many of the initiatives of the Program for Precision Medicine. She is also a practicing genetic counselor working with patients in the Cancer and Adult Genetics clinics as well as partnering with other specialty clinics to better serve the patients of UNC.

Mentor Training:

  • REI Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1


  • Guest lecturer and Supervisor for UNCG Genetic Counseling program

Kimberly Foss in UNC Genetics News