Sara Fisher, MS, LCGC

Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director

Department of Medical Sciences
Division of Genetic Counseling

984090 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4090

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Program Director, Genetic Counseling
Assistant Professor, UNMC
Adjunct Faculty at Nebraska Methodist College 5/2015-6/2015 & 6/2017-8/2017

Bachelor of Arts: Biology (Cum Laude) 8/1997-5/2001 Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
MS Master of Science: Medical Genetics 8/2002-6/2004 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics (CG) American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2002-2005
Certified Genetic Counselor through ABGC, 2005

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Prenatal Genetics (GENC 682)
Fieldwork Experience I-V (GENC 750, GENC 751, GENC 752, GENC 753, & GENC 754)

Scholarly Activity:

9/2021 Poskochil J, Conover E, Fisher SA, Foster, N, Starr, LJ. Factors Influencing a Genetics Referral: A Comparison Between Rural and Urban Providers in Nebraska. NSGC 40th Annual Education Conference Poster Session, September 2021, Virtual Conference.

2017 Patient and provider fact sheets written on “Second Trimester Increased Nuchal Fold” for the National Society of Genetic Counselors Prenatal Special Interest Group 2017

10/2013 Fisher SA, Sanger WG, Tomich PG. Prenatal ultrasound markers associated with microvillus inclusion disease in a consanguineous Hispanic family. NSGC 32nd Annual Education Conference, October 2013, Anaheim, CA.

2010 Developed two educational patient videos that discuss options of prenatal screening including First Trimester Screen and Quad Screen information with English and Spanish versions

National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), 2006 – present
NSGC Prenatal Special Interest Group, 2017-present
Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), 2018 – present
UNMC College of Allied Health Professions:
     Admissions Committee 2018 – present
     Curriculum Committee 2018 – present
     Clinical Education Coordinator Committee 2018-present
Board Member for Nebraska Children with Limb Differences, 2013-2014