University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kara Reynolds, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Kara Reynolds, MS, CGC


Kara Reynolds, MS, CGC, is a genetic counselor in the Medical Genetics Clinic. Her interests include muscular dystrophies, craniofacial differences and clotting predispositions. She is also the Madison-area consultant for Hemoglobinopathy Disorders for the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program.

Reynolds began her profession providing genetic counseling for prenatal and preconception indications. Before electing to concentrate on general pediatric and adult genetics, her expertise extended to providing services to families regarding cancer, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria and cardiac arrhythmias.

Reynolds also staffs the Neuromuscular Multi-Disciplinary Clinic at AFCH, funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


  • Medical Genetics

Professional Certifications and Education

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2002, recertification 2012
  • MS, Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Biology, university of Rochester
  • BS, Biology, University of Michigan

Selected Publications