Leigha Senter

Associate Professor Clinical, Human Genetics

Comprehensive Cancer Center
2012 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43221

614-293-6694
Leigha.Senter@osumc.edu

Licenses:

  • Licensed genetic counselor: State Medical Board of Ohio, 2013 - present
  • Certified genetic counselor: American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2007 - present
Specialty interests: 

Cancer genetics

Clinical interests: 

Ms. Senter provides cancer risk assessment and counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer. Cancer genetic consultation requires documentation of cancers in the family, risk assessment, screening recommendations and incorporation of genetic testing as necessary. To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-6694 or toll free at 1-888-329-1654.

Research interests: 

Ms. Senter's research interests are in cancer genetics. She has a particular interest in hereditary gynecologic cancers and cascade genetic testing in families with hereditary cancer syndromes.  She has co-authored several publications in the area of genetic counseling for hereditary cancer with a focus on BRCA-related predispositions for breast and ovarian cancers.

Education

MS: Genetic counseling, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
BS
: Molecular genetics, The Ohio State University, 2001

Honors:
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors Leadership Award - Outstanding Volunteer

Professional activities:

  • Member, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Scientific Review Committee. March 2015-present
  • Member, Biomedical Institutional Review Board, 2006-2012
  • Member, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) Medical Advisory Board, 2015-present
  • Member, NSGC Practice Guidelines Committee, 2017-2020
  • Chair, NSGC Code of Ethics Revision Task Force, 2016
  • Member, NSGC Nominating Committee, 2015
  • Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, 2014-2015