Improving the Lives of Children with Genetic and Developmental Disorders

The Staff

Dr. Catherine Bearce Nowak

Dr. Nowak is the Clinical Director of The Feingold Center at Children's Hospital Boston - Waltham, MA and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nowak received her medical degree from McGill University. Following her pediatric internship and residency at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, she completed a fellowship in Clinical Genetics and Birth Defects at The Franciscan Children's Hospital with Dr. Feingold. She was a Clinical Geneticist at The National Birth Defects Center for several years and then went on to become the Chief of the Genetics Division at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. She returned to The Feingold Center for Children in 2006. Dr. Nowak is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics.

Jessica L. Douglas, MS, CGC

Ms. Douglas has a Masters in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University. She is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors. She has twelve years of experience in the field of genetics and has been practicing in the field of genetic counseling since 2004. Ms. Douglas is available to help patients and their families with their genetic questions and help facilitate testing and support. She provides genetic counseling to adults regarding personal and family medical histories as well as pre-conceptual and pre-natal concerns. Ms. Douglas has a special interest in adult cancer genetics.