University of Wisconsin–Madison

Laura Birkeland, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Laura Birkeland, MS, CGC


Laura Birkeland, MS, CGC, is a certified genetic counselor in the Biochemical Genetics Clinic. She provides support, care coordination and genetic counseling for individuals and families with or suspected of having inherited diseases. Birkland is also a prenatal genetic counselor and provides administrative and teaching support to the Genetic Counselor Training Program at UW-Madison.


Professional Certifications and Education

  • American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • MS, Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MCH LEND Training Certificate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA, Biology, Spanish minor, Gustavus Adolphus College

Selected Publications