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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Cheryl Shuman, MS, CGC Director, Genetic Counselling


Phone: 416-813-7550
Fax: 416-813-5345
Email: cheryl.shuman@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Cheryl Shuman has been a genetic counsellor in the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) since 1981. Prior to joining SickKids she worked in the Genetics-Birth Defects Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. She received a Master of Science in Genetic Counselling from Sarah Lawrence College in 1979 and was certified in Genetic Counselling by the American Board of Medical Genetics in 1982. 

Shuman was appointed Director, Genetic Counselling at SickKids in 1999. She is also the Program Director of the M.Sc. Program in Genetic Counselling and Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. Shuman holds a Project Investigator appointment in the SickKids Research Institute based on her involvement in clinical research, focusing on education, ethics, and clinical and molecular correlations in overgrowth syndromes with tumour predisposition.