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Emily S. Calamaro, M.G.C.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

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Professional Background

Emily Calamaro is a Certified Genetic Counselor at the University of Rochester Department of Pediatrics. She provides clinical genetic counseling for pediatric patients and their families, and additionally serves as the Associate Director for the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program through the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Emily graduated from the University of Rochester with her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics and a minor in American Sign Language in 2012. The following year, she worked as a Direct Support Professional at Heritage Christian Services in the greater Rochester area, which provided invaluable opportunities to learn about the lived experiences of individuals with various developmental disabilities. She continued her education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Genetic Counseling Training Program, earning a Masters in Genetic Counseling (MGC) in 2015, and has been in clinical practice since then.

As a clinical genetic counselor, Emily works collaboratively with providers from multiple specialties to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and their families who have been diagnosed or are at risk for a genetic condition. Emily is an experienced genetic counselor in Pediatric Genetics, providing genetic counseling services in the general pediatric genetics setting as well as the Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening follow up program. She provides clinical supervision for genetic counseling graduate students, medical students, residents, and various other trainees.

As the Associate Program Director for the MSGC program, Emily in involved in various leadership and educational roles. She is the primary course director and instructional faculty for GNC 497: Genetic Counseling in Clinical Practice. She also serves as the MSGC program's primary Fieldwork Coordinator for student clinical/fieldwork rotations, and is a member of the Program’s Advisory Board, Admissions Team, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee.



BS | University of Rochester
Molecular Genetics

MGC | University of Maryland
Genetic Counseling


Journal Articles

Okur V, Chen Z, Vossaert L, Peacock S, Rosenfeld J, Zhao L, Du H, Calamaro E, Gerard A, Zhao S, Kelsay J, Lahr A, Mighton C, Porter HM, Siemon A, Silver J, Svihovec S, Fong CT, Grant CL, Lerner-Ellis J, Manickam K, Madan-Khetarpal S, McCandless SE, Morel CF, Schaefer GB, Berry-Kravis EM, Gates R, Gomez-Ospina N, Qiu G, Zhang TJ, Wu Z, Meng L, Liu P, Scott DA, Lupski JR, Eng CM, Wu N, Yuan B. "De novo variants in H3-3A and H3-3B are associated with neurodevelopmental delay, dysmorphic features, and structural brain abnormalities." NPJ genomic medicine.. 2021 Dec 7; 6(1):104. Epub 2021 Dec 07.

Craig CP, Calamaro E, Fong CT, Iqbal AM, Paciorkowski AR, Zhang B. "Diagnosis of FOXG1 syndrome caused by recurrent balanced chromosomal rearrangements: case study and literature review." Molecular cytogenetics.. 2020 Sep 3; 13(1):40. Epub 2020 Sep 03.

Louis C, Calamaro E, Vinocur JM. "Hereditary arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies: decision-making about genetic testing." Current opinion in cardiology.. 2018 Jan; 33(1):78-86.