University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sara Fisher, MS, LCGC

Assistant Program Director
Assistant Professor


Sara Fisher, MS, LCGC

Fisher is an assistant professor in the College of Allied Health Professions and the assistant program director of the Genetic Counseling program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Wartburg College and her Master of Medical Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Fisher has been a clinical genetic counselor at UNMC since 2004. She has worked in several clinical settings including pediatric, outreach clinics, and specialty clinics, such as Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, but has spent most of her clinical time in a prenatal setting. She also had more than ten years of experience with the Maternal Serum Screening program at the Human Genetics Laboratory calling out abnormal results, answering questions on screening, and updating protocols.

With her current position, Fisher works to educate and supervise genetic counseling students as part of their fieldwork placements in addition to counseling patients at the Olson Center for Women’s Health. In addition to teaching genetic counseling students, Fisher provides education to residents, fellows, and other healthcare providers from many disciplines on prenatal topics. She greatly enjoys teaching prenatal genetics and encouraging life-long learning in this challenging field.

  • BA, Biology, graduating Cum Laude, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, 2001
  • MS, Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
  • Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics (CG) American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2002-2005
  • Certified Genetic Counselor through ABGC, 2005
  • 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