Georgia L Wiesner, M.D., M.S.
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Genetic Medicine
Director, Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Ave S., Suite 2500
Nashville, TN 37212
As one the nation's few Internists-Geneticists, Dr. Wiesner’s career has focused on the translation of genetics into clinical care. She leads the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic as well as the Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program here at the Cancer Center.
Dr. Wiesner's research is aimed at the identification of genes causing colorectal cancer using family based methods and to better understand and apply genetic information in clinical care. She is a co-developer of an alternative method to assess risk for familial cancer susceptibility called the Genetic Risk Easy Assessment Tool (GREAT), which is designed to capture, analyze and assess cancer pedigrees.
Before working at Vanderbilt, Dr. Wiesner was the Medical Director of the Cancer Genetics Program in the Center for Human Genetics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She was also the Medical Director of the Genetic Counseling Training Program in the Department of Genetics and a tenured Associate Professor of Genetics and Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
- M.D. - University of Minnesota, 1985
- M.S. - University of Minnesota, 1981
- Internal Medicine Residency - University of Minnesota Medical Center, 1988
- Chief Internal Medicine Resident - University of Minnesota Medical Center, 1989
- Medical Genetics Fellowship - University of Minnesota Medical Center, 1992