Elizabeth A. Varga, MS, CGC

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Elizabeth Varga, MS, CGC, is the director of Clinical Genomics Research and Development in the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is a licensed genetic counselor and adjunct assistant professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. She oversees development and implementation of genomic research protocols into various services lines across Nationwide Children’s and manages the Clinical Genomics research team comprised of genetic counselors, research coordinators and data/regulatory staff.

Elizabeth has almost 20 years of clinical experience as a genetic counselor, with specific expertise related to the genomics of pediatric hematologic, oncologic and immunologic disorders. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Society of Genetic Counselors and was a founding Board member of the National Blood Clot Alliance.

See Elizabeth A. Varga’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Finalist - Code Talker Award in Genetic Counseling, Invitae/National Society of Genetic Counselors, 2019
  • Outstanding Clinical Supervisor Award - Division of Genetic and Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2019
  • Innovator of the Year Award, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, 2015
  • Winner- CLARITY Undiagnosed (Genomics) Challenge, Team Member, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2015
  • Board of Directors, National Society of Genetic Counselors, 2018 - 2020

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/12/2006

Graduate School University of Cincinnati Date Completed: 06/15/2002
Undergraduate School DePauw University Date Completed: 05/30/2000
Professional Experience

2021 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital, Director of Clinical Genomics Research and Development

2017 - Present Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Cancer Genomic Counselor

2015 - Present Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Hem/Onc/BMT Genetic and Genomic Services Coordinator; Co-Director of Personalized Medicine

2020 - 2021 Genomenon, Director of Customer Success

2020 - 2020 PerkinElmer Genomics, Genomic Testing Consultant

2010 - 2015 Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Genetic Counselor

2006 - 2010 Center for Molecular and Human Genetics, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Research Coordinator/Genetic Counselor

2004 - 2006 Division of Human Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Genetic Counselor

2002 - 2004 Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Genetic Counselor

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Institute for Genomic Medicine