Jessica Waxler, MS, CGC

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Assistant Professor
Genetic Counseling

Jessica Waxler, MS, CGC, is Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and teaches in the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She currently works at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeing both pediatric and adult patients in the Medical Genetics and Metabolism division. She also has an administrative role within the department and has been actively involved in various clinical research projects including the Williams Syndrome Registry and a departmental biorepository.


BA, Neuroscience & Behavior, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 
MS, Genetic Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 
Certificate, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Partnership for People with Disabilities


Waxler JL, Guardino C, Feinn RS, Lee H, Pober BR, Stanley TL. Altered body composition, lipedema, and decreased bone density in individuals with Williams syndrome: A preliminary report. Eur J Med Genet. 2017 May;60(5):250-256.

Waxler JL, Cherniske EM, Dieter K, Herd P, Pober BR. Hearing from parents: The impact of receiving the diagnosis of Williams syndrome in their child. Am J Med Genet Part A 9999:1 8. Published online 2013.

Waxler J, O’Brien K, Delahanty L, Meigs J, Florez J, Park E, Pober B, & Grant R. Genetic Counseling as a Tool for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: A New Genetic Counseling Framework for Common Polygenetic Disorders. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 2012; 21(5): 684-691.

Waxler J, Levine K, Pober B. Williams syndrome: a multidisciplinary approach to care. Pediatr Ann. 2009. August; 38(8): 456-463.

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