Shweta U. Dhar, MD, MS, FACMG

Medical Director/Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Shweta U. Dhar, MD, MS, FACMG Photo

Positions

Medical Director/Associate Professor
Mol. & Human Gen./Clinic. Prgm
Adult Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX US

Section Chief
Internal Medicine
Genetics
Michael E. DeBakey VAMC
Houston, Texas United States

Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States

Addresses

McNair Campus (Mailing)
One Baylor Plz, MS 228
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-7764
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Adult Genetics Clinic (Clinic)
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center - McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge St.
9th Floor, Suite 9A
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-7820
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Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

  • American Board of Medical Genetics

Education

  • MBBS from NHL Municipal Medical College
    01/1997 - Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
  • Residency at The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute
    06/1999 - Ahmedabad, Gujarat India

    Pathology & Microbiology

  • MS from Stephen F Austin State University
    06/2001 - Nacogdoches, Texas United States

    Biotechnology

  • Residency at New York INF Beekman Downtown Hospital
    06/2006 - New York City, New York United States

    Internal Medicine

  • Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine
    08/2008 - Houston, Texas United States

    Medical Genetics

Languages

  • English
    Advanced
  • Gujarati
    Advanced
  • Hindi
    Advanced

Gender

  • Female

Professional Statement

As the Medical Director for the Adult Genetics Clinics at BCM, I am proud to say that this is one of the largest Adult Genetics Service in the country. My primary clinical focus lies in diagnosis and management of adults with genetic conditions, known or suspected. These include diagnosis and management of single gene disorders, chromosomal disorders and familial cancer syndromes, risk assessment for cancer and reproductive planning as well as testing for known genetic disorders in the family. I have developed interest and expertise in the management of connective tissue disorders in adults, particularly Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and run a specialized EDS clinic. I am also involved in the education of medical students at BCM particularly in the field of adult genetics. I direct the Genetics course for MS2 and am always looking for opportunities to enhance the genetic education of our medical students and residents through various electives. The Genetics & Genomics Pathway at BCM was established in 2011 and is one of the first such medical pathways in the nation. As one of the pathway directors, I ensure that students get an unparalleled experience in genetics through their medical school career at BCM. My research activities include diagnosis of rare genetic disorders through the Undiagnosed Disease Network Project currently ongoing at BCM in collaboration with several other centers in the country. Finally, through my position as chair of the Adult Genetics Special Interest Group (SIG) at ACMG, I was able to launch the Adult & Cancer Diagnostic Dilemmas session at the annual meeting.

Professional Achievements

  • Fulbright & Jaworski Teaching & Evaluation Award
    03/2013 - Baylor College of Medicine

  • Rising Star Clinician Award
    05/2014 - Baylor College of Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Connective Tissue Disorders (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)

  • Diagnosis and management of adults with genetic conditions

Professional Specialties

  • Genetics