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Abby Watts-Dickens

Title: Genetic Counsellor, Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics
Designations: M.Sc., CGC


Abby is an ABGC-certified genetic counsellor in the Newborn Screening Program which is part of the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics. She joined SickKids in 2018. She sees patients who have had a positive newborn screening test, assists these families through the newborn screening follow-up process, and helps families understand the genetic basis of the condition(s) identified through newborn screening. Her areas of clinical specialty include newborn screening, metabolics, and cystic fibrosis. She provides clinical supervision for the University of Toronto Genetic Counselling Program.

Education and experience

  • 2014: B.Sc., Honors Specialization in Genetics, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
  • 2016: M.Sc. in Genetic Counselling, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 2016–2018: Genetic Counsellor, Department of Medical Genetics, BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, Vancouver, BC
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