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Patient Support Professionals

Kristin Engelstad, MS

Genetic Counselor
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Neurology
NI 2nd Floor, 710 W., 168th St
New York, New York, United States

Kristin Engelstad is a clinical study coordinator and a certified genetic counselor at the Department of Neurology at Columbia University in New York. She has worked in the field of neurology for over a decade and is also involved in several areas of patient care, research, and genetic counseling. Her involvement in research includes natural history studies, clinical trials, a patient contact registry and biobank for patients with genetic disorders. She holds certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Her areas of expertise in genetic counseling include: pediatric neuromuscular disorders such as DMD, Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome, and mitochondrial disorders. Her interest in genetic counseling began through contact with hundreds of families dealing with the impact of neurological genetic disorders such as Glut1 syndrome, DMD, etc.