Genetics captured Kyle Salsbery’s attention in college, so it made sense for him to pursue a master’s degree in genetic counseling.
“Genetic counseling is a great balance of the science of genetics, which I’m fascinated by, and getting to work directly with patients,” Kyle said. “I really enjoy the chance to educate patients about genetics as it relates to their health.”
Kyle grew up in rural Indiana on a farm, so coming to Marshfield, another rural community, was a great fit for him.
His top priority is to educate patients so they can make informed decisions regarding genetic testing and how it relates to their health.
“When patients leave my office, I want themto feel like they gained something valuable from their visit,” Kyle said.
Kyle earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Taylor University in Indiana and hisMaster of Science degree from the University of Michigan.
For Kyle, the best part of being a genetic counselor is when he can provide answers that patients may have been seeking for a long time.
“I really enjoy when I’m able to help a patient put the pieces of the puzzle togetherin regard to their health,” Kyle said.
In his free time, Kyle and his wife like to volunteer in their community. They also like spending time outdoors together gardening, and Kyle is an avid reader.