Brittany Gancarz, MS, CGC
Lecturer, UConn Genetic Counseling Program
Genetic Counselor and Instructor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health
Brittany Gancarz is a licensed genetic counselor from Colchester, CT. She practices as a prenatal genetic counselor at UConn Health in Farmington, where she sees patients for a wide variety of pregnancy and preconception indications. She enjoys working as part of the healthcare team with many other skilled professionals in the Maternal Fetal Medicine department. Her genetic counseling interests include prenatal diagnosis, cell-free DNA testing, carrier screening, ultrasound anomalies, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and perinatal palliative care. Her interest in perinatal palliative care also led her to pursue bereavement training through Resolve Through Sharing. She is a member of the Infant Care Review Committee, an ethics committee of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
Brittany graduated from Colby College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Biology and minoring Creative Writing, and completed her master’s degree in Human Genetics with the Joan H. Marks Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College in 2012. It was in her prenatal clinical rotations at Sarah Lawrence that she confirmed that prenatal genetic counseling would be her home, at least for a long while.
Her other interests are many and including writing, running, and knitting. She lives in Colchester with her husband, Jim, and their adorable dog, Eddie.