Genetic Counseling Program

About Pamela Reitnauer, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D

Program Medical Director and Adjunct Professor
Pamela Reitnauer, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Primary interests dysmorphology syndromes, primary care of individuals with genetic disorders, epidemiology of birth defects.

Dr. Pamela Reitnauer

Dr. Pamela Reitnauer, Medical Director of the UNCG Genetic Counseling Program received her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1980, and her Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1984.  She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina in 1985.  In 1990 she received her M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she completed her Residency in Pediatrics (1990-93), was Chief Resident (1993-94) and Clinical Fellow in Medical Genetics (1994-96).  She is Board Certified in Pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics) and Clinical Genetics (American Board of Medical Genetics).  In 1998 she was an invited member of the planning committee for the UNCG MS Genetic Counseling Program and has served as the Medical Director for the program since 2000.  She is the Director of the Newborn Nursery at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro (Cone Health System) and a Clinical Professor, Pediatric Teaching Program, Cone Health Care System Area Health Education Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Reitnauer has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, published abstracts and book chapters on topics related to clinical genetics, genetic epidemiology and general pediatrics.  Her clinical practice includes general and pediatric genetics, and general pediatrics. 

Dr. Reitnauer is actively engaged in the overall curriculum development and assessment for the UNCG MS Genetic Counseling Program.   She also provides instruction for enrolled students in several core courses (GEN 630, GEN 730, GEN 671 and GEN 669) and serves as a member or chair of student Capstone Project Committees. 

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  • "I chose to attend UNCG because of its shared learning environment and the access to some of the leading institutions in the country. "

  • "UNCG is a great fit for me. The program directors have extensive experience in the world of genetic counseling and provide you with opportunities to work with some of the best medical centers in the country. Our location allows us to have expert guest lecturers, many of whom you also get to work alongside or observe in your clinical rotations in your second year. We also have some really wonderful and unique opportunities as a part of this program: we observe in syndrome specific support groups and clinics, tour genetic laboratories, and are matched with a family with a genetic disease to learn what it is like to live with a genetic condition. Finally, our directors are genuinely invested in each of us, and care about our success and getting to know each of us personally."

  • "The director and assistant director do their best to ensure that our program provides a collaborative learning experience.  Both are active members of the Genetic Counseling community and strive to introduce you to all aspects of this field.  We also have renowned clinical sites and the beautiful state of North Carolina at our disposal.”