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Shweta Dhar

Shweta Dhar

Professor, Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center
Dr. Shweta U. Dhar, Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics is the Director of the Adult Genetics Division in the Dept of Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, National Program Director for Genomics for the VA, Chief of Genetics at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX and VISN16 Lead for Genomic Medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics. After completing her residency in Pathology from the Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute in Ahmedabad, INDIA, she completed a Master's degree in Biotechnology from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX and subsequently a residency in Internal medicine from New York. After completing a fellowship in Medical Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, she joined as faculty at Baylor and has been practicing clinical genetics since 2008. In addition to her clinical role, she also serves as the course director for Medical Genetics for the medical students at Baylor. Dr. Dhar is a member and past Chair of the ACMG Adult Genetics Special Interest Group that she led from 2013-2019 as well as a member of the ACMG Education Committee. Dr. Dhar has also been responsible for launching the Adult Genetics Diagnostic Dilemma session in 2016, which has now become a permanent feature of the annual ACMG meeting. She also currently serves as a clinical director on the ACMG Board of Directors.