Karen Tsuchiya, MD, FCAP, FACMG (Project leader)

Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University

Dr. Tsuchiya is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, and by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Tsuchiya was the Director of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics at Seattle Children’s Hospital from 2004 to 2020, followed by Co-director of Cytogenetics and Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington, Seattle until April, 2023, and is now a Senior Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) Clinical Laboratory at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Tsuchiya is currently responsible for validating, interpreting and reporting both somatic and constitutional cytogenetic and molecular tests. She has served on committees for the College of American Pathologists for over 16 years, as a member and two-term chair of the CAP/ACMG Cytogenetics committee, and as a member of the Biochemical and Molecular Genetics committee. She is also a member of the Children’s Oncology Group Cytogenetics Committee and a co-lead of the ACMG/CAP FISH Technical Standards Updates workgroup.