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Stacey Wong, MS, LCGC

Stacey Wong is a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor with over 15 years of experience in the clinical, research, and commercial laboratory settings. Prior to joining Courtagen, she was senior genetic counselor in the pediatric genetics clinic at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her other experience includes genetic counseling and research coordination for the Lysosomal Storage Disease and Research Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she assisted with the phase 3 and 4 trials on Fabrazyme, prenatal genetic counseling with Genzyme Genetics, and genetic counseling for the Craniofacial and Spina Bifida multidisciplinary specialty clinics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Stacey has particular expertise in mitochondrial disease and has presented workshops on this topic at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual education conference and the Mitochondrial Medicine Family meetings. Stacey earned her masters of science in Genetic Counseling at California State University Northridge and her bachelors of science in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of California Los Angeles. She also has a masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperors College and was formerly a licensed acupuncturist.

Recent Posts

ALG13: X-Linked Gene Causes Severe Neurological Disease in Females

Posted by Stacey Wong, MS, LCGC on Nov 22, 2016 9:04:00 AM

After performing diagnostic testing on several thousand patients with seizure disorders, Courtagen's Clinical Team has described a variant in the ALG13 gene that directly causes infantile spasms, intellectual disability, and severe neurologic disease.

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Topics: Epilepsy, Seizure Disorders, Genetic Testing

Mitochondrial disease patients face frustration when going to the Emergency Room

Posted by Stacey Wong, MS, LCGC on Sep 27, 2016 1:22:31 PM

Mitochondrial disease is typically understood by healthcare providers as a disease of severe neuromuscular manifestations and brain abnormalities, or recognized as various syndromes. However, mitochondrial disease is complicated to diagnose and difficult for many clinicians to understand or accept for the following reasons:

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Topics: Mitochondrial Disorders, Patient Story

Diagnosing Mitochondrial Disease with Genetic Testing

Posted by Stacey Wong, MS, LCGC on Sep 15, 2016 2:36:00 PM

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Topics: Mitochondrial Disorders, Genetic Testing