Jessica D. KushnerM.S., C.G.C.

  • Genetic Counselor
  • Instructor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine


  • Genetics

Special focus on

  • Adult Genetics
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Pediatric Genetics

I see patients at


Genetic counselors are masters level health care professionals trained to provide information and support to people who have, or may be at risk for, genetic disorders. As part of the OHSU clinical genetics team, Ms. Kushner provides genetic counseling services to children and adult patients with a wide variety of genetic conditions. Originally from Chicago, she has been a practicing genetic counselor since 1997, and at OHSU since 2001. In addition to seeing patients in the general pediatrics and adult genetics clinics, Ms. Kushner has expertise in cardiovascular genetics, Marfan syndrome and other inherited connective tissue disorders and aortopathies. Ms. Kushner also works in OHSU's Adult Neurogenetics Clinic.

Personally, Ms. Kushner enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the Pacific Northwest, reading, music, and gardening.


  • B.S., 1993, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • M.S., 1997, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Certifications:

    • Nationally Certified Genetic Counselor - American Board of Genetic Counseling, since 1999


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Human Genetics