Free Webinar: “Coordination of Care in Adults with EDS”
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Topic: “Coordination of Care in Adults with EDS”
PRESENTER: Shweta Dhar, MD, MS, FACMG
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About our speaker: Shweta Dhar, MD, MS, FACMG
Shweta Dhar, MD, MS, FACMG is a board certified Internist and Clinical Geneticist and is the Medical Director for the Adult Genetics Service at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, TX.
She sees adult patients with known or suspected genetic conditions at BCM’s private faculty group practice at Jamail Specialty clinic center, Harris county hospital’s Smith Clinic and at the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center Genetics Clinic.
She graduated with honors from NHL Medical College in Gujarat, INDIA after which she pursued a residency in Pathology at the M.P. Shah Cancer Hospital in Gujarat. Subsequently she completed a Masters’ course in Biotechnology at the Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.
Following an Internal Medicine residency program at the New York Downtown Hospital in New York, NY she moved to Houston, TX to start a fellowship in clinical medical genetics and has been faculty at Baylor since 2008.
She has established the adult genetics clinical service at BCM and was instrumental in starting the first known genetics clinic in the VA system in one of the largest VA Medical Centers in the country.
Besides her clinical endeavors, she has also been involved in research involving ethical, legal and social implications of large scale genomic risk assessment using the personalized medical genomic profile test available at Baylor’s Medical Genetics Laboratories and is currently a working member of the Undiagnosed Disease Network project.
Dr. Dhar is also involved in education of medical students at Baylor college of Medicine particularly in the field of adult genetics. She is one of the track directors for the Genetics track, the first such medical school track of its kind in the country.
She is also involved in various genetics lectures for medical students and has been instrumental in changing the medical school genetics curriculum to give a balanced outlook of pediatric and adult genetics to the students as well as incorporating newer technologies and advances in personalized medicine.
She was awarded the BCM Fulbright & Jaworski Teaching award for Excellence in Education in April 2013 and the BCM Rising Star Clinician Award in May 2014.
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