Laura M. Amendola M.S., C.G.C.

Laura M. Amendola M.S., C.G.C.

Specialties and Expertise

Medical Genetics




Genetic Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 981957720
Phone: 206.598.4030|Map It 

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 981957720
Phone: 206.598.4317|Map It 


Laura Amendola is a genetic counselor in the UW Medical Center, Genetic Medicine Clinic and is the manager of the NHGRI funded UW New Exome Technology in (NEXT) medicine study.

Ms. Amendola provides genetic counseling to patients referred to the Genetic Medicine Clinic for a variety of conditions including inherited cancer syndromes and neurogenetic conditions.

The NEXT Medicine study is exploring the incorporation of whole exome sequencing technology into clinical care for patients being evaluated for hereditary colorectal cancer and/or polyps. Ms. Amendola consents and returns results to NEXT Medicine study participants.

Ms. Amendola graduated from Queen's University, in Ontario Canada, in 2006 with a B.S. in biology and psychology and received her M.S. in genetic counseling from the University of Texas, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2009. She became board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling in 2010. Before joining the UWMC Genetic Medicine Clinic, Ms. Amendola worked as a clinical genetic counselor for 2 years in adult, pediatric and prenatal genetics in central Texas.

Patient Care Philosophy

As a genetic counselor, I offer information and diagnostic options for patient-directed, family-centered care.

Personal Interests

Hiking, yoga and volleyball.

Clinical Interests

Hereditary cancer genetics and other hereditary conditions.

Research Interests

Genomic sequencing technologies, interpreting the clinical significance of genomic variants and return of results.


University of Texas-HoustonMedical educationMedical Genetics2009


Board Certifications

American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.Genetic Counselor2010
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