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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Bailey Gallinger, M.Sc, CGC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Genetics Counsellor
Cancer Genetics Program

Genetic Counsellor
Clinical and Metabolic Genetics

Research Institute
SickKids Cancer Sequencing (KiCS) Program
Genetics & Genome Biology

University of Toronto
Department of Molecular Genetics

Phone: 416-813-8597
Fax: 416-813-5327
Email: bailey.gallinger@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Bailey Gallinger has been a genetic counsellor in the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics at SickKids since 2014. Bailey received a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University in 2012, following which she worked in prenatal and cancer genetic counselling in Miami, Florida. In 2012, she received her certification in genetic counselling from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). She is actively involved in the University of Toronto M.Sc. Program in Genetic Counselling as a lecturer, and is a clinical supervisor to students in the M.Sc. Program in Genetic Counselling and to genetic residents and fellows. As a genetic counsellor in the Cancer Genetics Program, Bailey assesses the cancer risk of patients and families, helping them navigate the complexities of hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes. She assists with recommendations and referrals to other specialties, contributing to early cancer detection and therefore more favorable outcomes for individuals at high-risk for cancer.

Research Interests

Bailey's main research area of focus is how new genetic testing technologies can impact paediatric cancer care. Bailey is a co-investigator on the SickKids Cancer Sequencing (KiCS) study and plays and integral role on multiple aspects of this initiative.  

Areas of research include:

  • Precision oncology in paediatric cancer
  • Psychosocial experiences of families/patients participating in pediatric precision oncology
  • Cancer predisposition syndromes
  • Screening recommendations


For a detailed list of Ms. Gallinger's publications, please visit PubMed.