Drazba, Katy

Clinical Genetic Counselor

Drazba, Katy

Katy joined the Greenwood Genetic Center in 2016. She is a graduate of the Genetic Counseling Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Katy currently provides genetic counseling services for the Columbia office. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Contact Information

Office (803) 391-3812
Fax (803) 799-5391
kdrazba@ggc.org

Education and Related Experience

  • B.S., Biology, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, 2006
  • M.P.H., Maternal & Child Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
  • Research Assistant, LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 2010-14
  • M.S., Genetic Counseling, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2016

Publications

  • Hollenbeck D, Williams CL, Drazba K, Descartes M, Korf BR, Rutledge SL, Lose EJ, Robin NH, Carroll AJ, Mikhail FM. (2017). Clinical relevance of small copy-number variants in chromosomal microarray clinical testing. Genetics in Medicine, 19(4), 377-385. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.132.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27632688
  • Drazba KT, Kelley MA, Hershberger PE. (2014). A Qualitative Inquiry of the Financial Concerns of Couples Opting to Use Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis to Prevent the Transmission of Known Genetic Disorders. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 23(2), 202-211. doi: 10.1007/s10897-013-9638-7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949612
Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis...

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