ETSU Medical Genetics

Our goal is to bring genetic discoveries to the patient's bedside without delay. We do this by having a unique combination of a full-fledged basic research faculty along with a comprehensive clinical genetics division.

Our Team

Dr. MJ Hajianpour, MD, PhD

Dr. Hajianpour is board-certified in clinical genetics and clinical cytogenetics. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Medical Genetics and the founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

He has extensive experience in the field of medical genetics including pediatric and adult genetics, cancer genetics and prenatal genetics.

Before joining the ETSU faculty, he was on the faculty of the University of Iowa and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. At ETSU, he provides evaluation and consultation for both pediatric and adult patients with genetic conditions, birth defects/multiple congenital anomalies, dysmorphic features and/or developmental delay/ intellectual disability. He is the consulting physician for follow-up of abnormal newborn screening for East Tennessee. He is also a member of the Genetic Advisory Committee for the State of Tennessee. 

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Stefanie Yoon, FNP-C

423-433-6848

Jennifer Carver, FNP-C

423-433-6848

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Heather Marshall, LPN

423-433-6801

Amber Hall, LPN

423-433-6810

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Cancer Genetics​

There are many benefits of Genetic Cancer Testing including, identifying a cancer gene mutation in the family, increase surveillance to identify a cancer at its earliest stage making prevention therapy and surgery possible. Testing can also increase your option of participating in clinical trials and research studies.

Prenatal Genetics

Genetic counseling is the process of determining the risk you have of passing on an inheritable disease to your baby, which involves: identifying families at risk, identifying and explaining the hereditary disorder present in the family, analyzing inheritance patterns and risk of recurrence, reviewing available options with the family.

Prenatal Screenings

We offer both genetic screening tests and diagnostic tests. Genetic screening is measuring a level of risk for genetic diseases in the fetus. Diagnostic tests can actually detect many genetic conditions caused by defects in a gene or chromosome.

Clinical Genetics

Evaluation of babies/ infants/ Children and adults with birth defects/ multiple congenital anomalies, developmental delay, speech and language deficit, intellectual disability, and behavioral disorders (ADHD, Autism, etc.).

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