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Meet our genetic counselors

What is a cardiovascular genetic counselor?

A cardiovascular genetic counselor is a health professional specially trained in cardiovascular medical genetics, genomics, and hereditary cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular genetic counselors offer expertise in:

  • Extensive collection of pedigree information for thorough risk assessment
  • Interpretation of genetic tests and discussion of results
  • Facilitating, identification and testing of at-risk family members
  • Psychosocial counseling surrounding issues related to heritable cardiovascular diseases
  • Review of cost and insurance coverage

Cardiovascular genetics experts

Glenn Bingle, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Co-director, Cardiovascular Genetics program

Glenn Bingle, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, expert doctor in medical genetics Dr. Bingle has practiced clinical genetics and internal medicine for over 40 years. His broad clinical experiences include serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Community Health Network for 19 years, and supervising the Center for Genetic Counseling within Community Health Network for 35 years. Most recently, Dr. Bingle has served as the Chairman of the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, a non-profit forum where leaders of area hospitals work together to solve patient safety issues.

Dr. Bingle has held academic positions at Indiana University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and The University of Michigan. He has authored numerous scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research focused on the hereditary factors contributing to cardiovascular disease.

During his extensive career, Dr. Bingle has been recognized with many community and medical honors and awards for his leadership and contributions to medicine, genetics and the Indianapolis community. For example, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Pan American Games in 1987. He received both his medical degree and Ph.D. in Medical Genetics from Indiana University.

Waqas Ghumann, M.D., FACC
Co-director, Cardiovascular Genetics program

Waqas Ghumann, MD, FACC, co-director cardiovascular genetics center programDr. Waqas Ghumann is co-director of the cardiovascular genetics program at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital. He is also the executive medical director for disease management and heart failure director for Community Health Network. More about Dr. Ghumann >>

At the cardiovascular genetics center, Dr. Ghumann helps identify and counsel patients and loved ones who have genetically-based heart failure. Each patient’s information is coordinated and integrated into a healthcare program tailored to the individual for optimal care.

In addition to assisting heart failure patients, Dr. Ghumann works closely with his cardiology colleagues to identify and treat other hereditary cardiovascular conditions in patients, such as electrical diseases that cause heart arrhythmia, and inherited diseases such as aortic disease or high cholesterol.

Courtney Eddy, MS, CGC, LGC, MT(ASCP)
Cardiovascular Genetic Counselor

Courtney Eddy, cardiovascular genetic counselorCourtney Eddy joined the Community Health Network team as a cardiovascular genetic counselor in January 2013. She completed her undergraduate training with a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, minoring in pre-medicine, from Purdue University in 2003.

Courtney is certified as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and received a certification in molecular laboratory diagnostics from Michigan State University in 2004. She earned her master of science (M.S.) degree in genetic counseling from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2007.

She is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, licensed in the state of Indiana, and a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the Indiana Network of Genetic Counselors. Prior to joining Community Health Network, Courtney served as a genetic counselor for the Indiana State Department of Health in the Genomics & Newborn Screening Program.

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