A class trip to a laboratory that does
genetic testing and analysis was part of
what inspired Anna Cisler to become a
“I like medicine. I like teaching. I like
talking to people,” she said. “So genetic
counseling is a perfect combination of
Anna enjoys educating patients about
genetic conditions so they can make
informed decisions about their health
and the care they want to receive.
“I talk to patients about how genetic
testing works, how we confirm or rule out
diagnoses and what the results of a test
may mean for them and their families,” Anna said. “If a diagnosis is established,
we help coordinate care that patients might need moving forward.”
Anna said her role is to give patients the most complete evaluation she can. It’s also important to allow time for patients to ask questions, Anna said.
Anna earned her bachelor’s degree in genetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She received her Master of Science in human genetics and genetic counseling from the University of Michigan.
When she’s not working, Anna likes to spend time volunteering, playing volleyball and softball, and doing yoga.