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Sanford Genetic Counselor Appointed to National Board

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford Health’s Quinn Stein, MS, CGC, has been appointed to the National Society of Genetic Counselors Board of Directors as a director-at-large.

Stein_Quinn_200X215Stein is a senior genetic counselor at Sanford and specializes in adult and pediatric genetics, down syndrome, prenatal screening and diagnosis, hereditary cancer, infertility and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

One of South Dakota’s first genetic counselors, Stein is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counselors. He has published numerous articles on topics such as hereditary cancer, autism, obesity, newborn screening, first-trimester screening and rare genetic disorders. Stein has also secured grants to establish a pediatric hearing loss clinic at Sanford and to study rare diseases diagnosed by newborn screening. He is part of the Inborn Errors of Metabolism Collaborative (IBEMC), a national newborn screening research group working toward the development of evidence-based treatment protocols for children diagnosed with rare metabolic conditions.

Stein joined Sanford in 2001. He holds a master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Wisconsin.

Sanford utilizes a team of seven genetic counselors with specialization across several specialties, including children’s health, fetal-maternal health, obstetrics, oncology and internal medicine.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel, Mexico and China.

Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with nearly a billion dollars in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit

Tim Gerszewski
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