Our Mission

To save more lives by bringing genetics to the practice of medicine.

Outstanding Clinical Care

At NorthShore University HealthSystem's Center for Medical Genetics, an interdisciplinary team of nationally recognized medical geneticists, genetic counselors, and experts in every specialty of medicine, apply the evolving science of genetics to your medical care. The Center for Medical Genetics is one of the largest and fastest growing adult medical genetics centers in the United States because of a dedication to patient well-being.

In genetics, the family is the patient. Our patient services include an extensive evaluation of your personal and family medical history, risk assessment, relevant genetic testing if desired, and state of the art guidance regarding management, screening, early detection, and prevention of disease.  We specialize in adult-onset conditions and also provide prenatal genetic counseling.


Our Expertise

Our expert team at the Center for Medical Genetics includes:

  • Trained and Experienced Genetic Counselors
    All of our Genetic Counselors are Board Certified, with an average of ten years experience.
  • Trained and Experienced Medical Geneticist
    Dr. Peter Hulick is a physician who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics.
  • National Network of Genetics Specialists
    We can find experts for your relatives who live across the United States and beyond.


Cutting Edge Research

The Center for Medical Genetics is one of the largest genetics research centers in the Midwest. Our scientists are at the forefront researching the hereditary basis of cancer and other diseases. Learn more about our current research programs in:

  • Hereditary conditions
  • Common adult-onset diseases
  • Genomics
  • Family history tools

Our team is also involved in the SAFE Program - Screening At-Risk Families for Early Cancer Detection and Prevention. This program includes a collection of innovative research initiatives in early cancer screening, detection, prevention and elimination of breast, prostate, ovarian, pancreatic and colon cancer.

genetics research

Risk Assessment Tools

We are one of the leading research centers creating new Internet-based methods for physicians to screen their patients using advanced computerized family genetic history techniques.

Through a new online application —Health Heritage—our patients can create, review, update and share an electronic family medical history tree.

This allows patients in partnership with our team to better interpret the meaning of genetic data in order to develop personalized prevention, screening and treatment options. Learn more »


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