Our Team

Meet our DCI medical team!  Our physicians, board certified cytogeneticists, and genetic counselor are always available for consultation or discussion.

pic_indiraIndira Mehta, PhD, FACMG

Director, Cytogeneticist

B.A. Columbia University, Barnard College, New York, NY

M.S. New York University, New York, NY

PhD. Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Mehta is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Medical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, and Clinical Cytogenetics. Dr. Mehta completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco.

pic_lepKathleen Leppig, MD, FAAP, FACMG

Co-Director, Cytogeneticist and Medical Geneticist

A.B. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

M.D. Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH

Dr. Leppig is board certified in pediatrics, clinical genetics, and cytogenetics. As well as regularly reviewing and signing out cases at DCI, Dr. Leppig serves as an educational resource to our staff and is available to consult with clients. Currently she is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington Medical School, and is the chief of Genetic Services at Group Health Co-operative. Dr. Leppig is an experienced clinician and medical geneticist and has been in practice in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years.

Michael H. Kalnoski, MD

Co-Director, Hematopathologist

B.A. University of Washington, Seattle, WA

M.D. Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Kalnoski attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where he earned his M.D. He completed his residency at the University of Washington in Clinical and Anatomic pathology and a fellowship in Hematology and is triple board certified. He also received post-graduate training (MBA) at Saint Louis University and San Francisco State University, post-graduate training in cell and molecular biology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Washington. Dr. Kalnoski has also served as a medical director at several regional hospitals and large reference laboratories (Quest Diagnostics) in Washington and Alaska. Dr. Kalnoski is a member of the College of American Pathology (CAP), the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Washington State Society of Pathologists (WSSP) and the Pierce County Medical Society.

Kam S. Au, MS

Founder

M.S. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Kam Au has over 40 years of experience in cytogenetic testing. Kam received a Master of Science degree in biology with a focus on cytogenetics from Dalhousie University. Kam developed and tested protocols for tissue culture and chromosome preparation, as well as researched cell senescence at Emory University in Atlanta and the University of Washington. In 1980, Kam helped establish the cytogenetics laboratory at the University of Würzburg in Germany.

In 1981, Kam Au founded Diagnostic Cytogenetics, Inc. to offer accurate cytogenetic analysis with rapid turnaround time and personalized client service.  It was the first independent cytogenetics lab in the country.  Kam’s high standards have enabled DCI to serve clients across the nation for over 36 years.

pic_micheleMichele Bailey, MS, LGC

Licensed Genetic Counselor

B.S. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

M.S. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Michele Bailey is a certified genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and is licensed by the Washington State Department of Health. She received her graduate training at the University of Michigan, performing internships in a wide variety of clinical settings. Michele is available to answer questions and provide information regarding test interpretation, appropriate use of tests, and additional resources or recommendations.

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