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Jennifer Bassetti, M.D.

Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)

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Personal Statement

As a Pediatrician and Clinical Geneticist my primary focus is on the diagnosis, counseling, and management of individuals with genetic disorders.

I welcome the opportunity to evaluate children with a variety of clinical presentations including complex medical issues. We know that many childhood disorders have an inherited/genetic cause and it is the role of the Clinical Geneticist to assist in finding that cause. Identification of a specific genetic diagnosis has many benefits for the individual and family. It allows for better understanding of the condition and future implications, as well as optimization of management via coordination of care and access to support groups and organizations. Genetics and genomics is a rapidly growing field and with these advancements we are able to diagnose patients where we were previously unable to do so which will hopefully lead to greater understanding of human disease. 

Biographical Info

Jennifer A. Bassetti, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics. 

As an undergraduate Dr. Bassetti received a B.S. in Cell & Developmental Biology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She then earned a medical degree (M.D.) from Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. She completed residency in Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center/NS-LIJ in New Hyde Park, NY and then went on to further training in Clinical Genetics at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing training in Clinical Genetics, Dr. Bassetti completed an Academic Research Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research focused on the role of genetic and/ or metabolic abnormalities in patients with Autism Spectrum disorders.

As a medical geneticist, Dr. Bassetti's clinical interests include the evaluation and care of children and young adults with Autism Spectrum disorders, developmental delay, congenital anomalies and diagnosed or suspected chromosomal/genetic disorders.

Dr. Bassetti currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Membership Committee of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. She is also actively involved teaching of medical student, residents, fellows and genetic counseling graduate students. 

Board Certifications
American Board of Medical Genetics
American Board of Pediatrics
Clinical Expertise
Genetic Testing
Chromosomal Abnormality
Birth Defect
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Developmental Disorder
Cancer Genetics
Family History of Genetic Disease
Screening For Genetic Disease Carrier Status
  • M.D.
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  • B.S.
    University of Rochester
  • Assistant Attending Pediatrician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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