Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC

U-M Genetic Medicine Division, Ms. Wendy Uhlmann
Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC

Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Clinical Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Genetic Counselor/Clinic Coordinator, Medical Genetics Clinic

Division of Genetic Medicine
300 North Ingalls Street, NI3 A03, SPC 5419
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-2532


  • BA (Biology), Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1983
  • MS (Human Genetics), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987

Board Certification

  • 1985: National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics
  • 1990: American Board of Medical Genetics
  • 1993: American Board of Genetic Counseling, Recognized as Charter Member

Research Interests

  • Ethical issues and genetic testing
  • Predictive genetic testing
  • Genetic counseling and risk communication
  • Genetics policy issues
  • Integration of genetics into healthcare


Wendy R. Uhlmann, MS, CGC, is the genetic counselor/clinic coordinator of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Human Genetics and an executive faculty member of the genetic counseling training program.

Wendy Uhlmann is a Past President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Genetic Alliance and as NSGC’s liaison to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. Currently she serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Genomics and Population Health Action Collaborative (GPHAC), Population Screening Committee, the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) CADRe (Consent and Disclosure Recommendations) Working Group, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Michigan Biotrust, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Genetic Counseling.

She co-edited the book “A Guide to Genetic Counseling,” which is used internationally in genetic counseling graduate programs. Wendy Uhlmann was the recipient of NSGC’s Regional Leadership Award in 1996, the Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2009, and the Natalie Weissberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.


View all Wendy Uhlmann's publications in PubMed.

Honors & Awards

  • 1996: National Society of Genetic Counselors, Regional Leadership Award
  • 2009: National Society of Genetic Counselors, Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • 2011: National Society of Genetic Counselors, Natalie Weisberger Paul Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2013: University of Michigan, Basic Science Teaching Award in Human Genetics


  • Baker DL, Schuette JL, Uhlmann WR (ed.). A Guide to Genetic Counseling. 1st edition. Wiley-Liss Inc.: New York, 1998
  • Uhlmann WR, Schuette JL, Yashar BM (ed.) A Guide to Genetic Counseling 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell: New York, NY. July 2009

Book Chapters

  • Krivchenia EL, Greb A, Sargent K, Uhlmann WR: Genetic Counseling. Reproductive Risks and Prenatal Diagnosis, Evans MI (editor) Appleton & Lange, Norwalk, CT, 1992. 2, 25-42
  • Uhlmann WR: A Guide to Case Management. A Guide to Genetic Counseling, Baker DL, Schuette JL, Uhlmann WR (editors) Wiley-Liss Inc., New York, NY, 1998. 8, 199-229
  • Uhlmann WR, Terry SF: Perspectives of Consumers and Genetics Professionals. Genetics and Life Insurance: Medical Underwriting and Social Policy, Rothstein MA (editor) MIT Press, Boston, MA, 2004. 7, 147-172
  • Uhlmann WR: Ethical Dilemmas in Neurogenetics. Neurogenetics: Scientific and Clinical Advances, Lynch D, Farmer JM (editors) Taylor & Francis, 2006. 5, 87-106
  • Uhlmann WR: Thinking It All Through: Case Preparation and Management. A Guide to Genetic Counseling 2nd edition, Uhlmann WR, Schuette JL, Yashar BM (editors) Wiley-Blackwell, New York, NY, 2009. 2nd, 4, 93-131
  • Uhlmann WR: Genetic Counseling. Rosenberg's Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease, Rosenberg RN, Pascual JM (editors) Elsevier, 2014. 5th, 12, 127-133
  • Uhlmann WR, Roberts JS: Ethical Issues in Neurogenetics. Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series, Geschwind DH, Paulson HL, Klein C (editors) Elsevier, 2018. 3, 23-36