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Dr. Parul Jayakar

Parul Jayakar, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG

Dr. Parul Jayakar is the Director of Clinical Neurogenetics / Metabolic program and Director of Miami Genetic Laboratories at Miami Children’s Hospital. Dr. Parul Jayakar is board certified in Clinical genetics, Cytogenetics , Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Pediatrics. She is the Director of Genetic Laboratories at Miami Children's Hospital, and has extensive experience in evaluating children with suspected neurogenetic Metabolic diseases including Lysosomal storage disorders. She collaborates with experts around the world in the diagnosis and research of rare, complex, genetic conditions.

Dr. Parul Jayakar earned her medical degree from the University of Delhi, India, and completed postgraduate training in pediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians, India. She also has a master's degree in Human Genetics from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She completed her pediatric residency at Miami Children`s Hospital and Genetic fellowship at University of Miami. Dr. Jayakar has published numerous professional papers, and is a member of several professional societies.

Dr. Aparna Rajadhyaksha, MD,FACMG,FCAP

Aparna Rajadhyaksha, MD,FACMG,FCAP

Dr. Rajadhyaksha is a clinical genetics and metabolism specialist. She received her medical degree from the University of Mumbai D.Y. Patil Medical College in India. She completed a residency in clinical pathology at Tufts University at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, and a residency in medical genetics at the University of Miami.

Dr. Rajadhyaksha Is a clinical Geneticist and Co- director of Miami Genetic Laboratories and member of Miami Children's Cancer committee. She is board certified in clinical pathology and medical genetics. Her special interests include cancer genetics and metabolic and Lysosomal storage disorders. Dr. Rajadhyaksha has published numerous professional papers, and is a member of several professional societies.

Debbie Wasserman, MS

Deborah Wasserman, MS, is a genetic counselor with over 25 years’ experience in prenatal diagnosis and medical genetics clinics. As the genetic counselor for the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, Miami, she provides genetic counseling for Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases to students, newlywed couples and other patients. Ms. Wasserman provides follow-up counseling and support for those found to be carriers.

As the outreach coordinator for the Victor Center, Miami, she is the liaison between the Victor Center and community. She is available to run educational programs about the Victor Center and Jewish genetic disease screening, tailored to your organizations needs and interests. Contact her if you're interested in learning more about the Victor Center, organizing a community or campus screening, or getting screened in our office.

Contact: Deborah Wasserman, MS
Genetic Counselor/Outreach Coordinator for the Victor Center
Deborah.Wasserman@mch.com or 786-897-9587