The Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic team includes physicians from multiple specialties as well as board-certified genetic counselors and highly skilled nurses.

Meet Our Cancer Risk & Prevention Physicians

Meet Our Genetic Counselors

Feighanne Hathaway, MS, CGC

Feighanne Hathaway, MS, CGC, is a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor in the Section of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine. Hathaway received her bachelor of science in liberal arts and sciences from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a master of science in genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Hathaway established genetic counseling services at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center when it opened. She was a part of the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program and co-started a support group for young women with BRCA mutations at NYU. Her research interests include genetic susceptibility to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers, as well as other rare cancers. Additionally, she is interested in making genetic services available to underrepresented or underserved populations as well as training more professionals in genetics to meet the growing demands of genetic testing. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and the Genetic Task Force of Illinois and currently serves as the co-chair for the Cancer SIG Communications Division at NSGC.

Sarah Nielsen, MS, CGC

Sarah Nielsen, MS, CGC, is a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor in the Section of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine. Nielsen received a bachelor of arts in biology from Lehigh University and a master of science in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional and research interests include genetic susceptibility to breast, ovarian and kidney cancers as well as endocrine tumor syndromes. She established the Endocrine Genetics Clinic and the Comprehensive Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Disease Clinical Care Center at UChicago Medicine. Nielsen is also a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and a faculty member of the Northwestern University graduate program in genetic counseling, where she gives lectures and supervises students during their clinical rotations.

Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC, genetic counselor

Jessica Stoll, MS, CGC, is a board-certified genetic counselor in the Section of Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in genetic counseling from Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include hereditary gastrointestinal cancer susceptibility syndromes, hereditary pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She is also actively involved in educational programs, giving presentations at UChicago Medicine and supervising genetic counseling students.