Management

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 Scott Weiss
Scott Weiss, M.D., M.S.

Scott T. Weiss, M.D., M.S. is the Scientific Director of Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine. In this capacity he leads over 100 faculty and staff in PCPGM's CLIA-certified Laboratory for Molecular Medicine; its research core laboratories; the Partners biobanking initiative known as the Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (PBMD); and educational programs for healthcare providers, investigators and the public. Dr. Weiss also serves as Associate Director, Channing Laboratory. He was recruited as a faculty member to the Center in 2001. He took on the role of Interim Scientific Director in 2008 and became the full-time Scientific Director in 2009.

Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
HMS New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Suite 250

Boston, MA 02115

(617) 525-2278 Channing
(617) 525-5136 NRB
scott.weiss@channing.harvard.edu

 

 Sandy Aronson
Sandy Aronson, A.L.M., M.A.

Sandy Aronson is the Executive Director of IT of the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine (PCPGM). He was recruited to the Center in 2003. The PCPGM IT team develops IT infrastructure required to support the evolution and practice of genetic based personalized medicine in both patient facing and laboratory settings. The team has developed an integrated personalized medicine architecture that includes the GIGPAD system that supports laboratories generating genetic data and the GeneInsight Suite which facilitates clinical interpretation of these data and provides treating clinicians with a mechanism for managing patient genetic test results.
Prior to this position, Mr. Aronson was an IT consultant to the biotechnology industry working for Tribiosys. Mr. Aronson also held several positions with Sapient Corporation, was a Strategic Consultant for Monitor Company and founded LearningAction, a web-based training company now part of Best Software. Mr. Aronson holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Stanford University. He also holds a Masters in Biology from Harvard Extension School.

Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
65 Landsdowne Avenue, Suite 338

Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 768-8504
saronson@partners.org

 

 Alfred Blum
Alfred A. Blum, Jr.

Al Blum is the Chief Development Officer for the Center. Al was recruited to the Center in 2004, bringing over 40 years of fundraising experience in higher education and academic medicine. He oversees all fundraising from private sources for PCPGM, including corporate sponsorship of Center programs. Al also staffs the PCPGM’s Genetics Advisory Council and manages the Center’s annual William K. Bowes, Jr. Award in Medical Genetics.

Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
HMS New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Suite 250

Boston, MA 02115
(617) 525-4493, Fax: (617) 525-4488
aablum@partners.org

 

 

 Vance Morgan
Lisa Mahanta

Lisa Mahanta is the Director of Clinical Laboratory Operations for the Center. She oversees laboratory operations for the Center, including the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine.

Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
65 Landsdowne Street, Suite 338

Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 768-8443

 

 Heidi Rehm
Heidi Rehm, Ph.D., FACMG

Heidi Rehm was recruited in 2001 to build the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine at PCPGM and now serves as its Chief Laboratory Director. She is a board-certified clinical molecular geneticist and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School with appointments at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston. Her undergraduate degree is from Middlebury College, her graduate degree in Genetics is from Harvard University and her postdoctoral and fellowship training was at Harvard Medical School. Heidi has served as the Director of the ABMG Clinical Molecular Genetics Training Program at Harvard Medical School since 2006. In addition to running the LMM and the molecular training program, she also conducts research in hearing loss, Usher syndrome, cardiomyopathy and the use of IT in enabling personalized medicine.

Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
65 Landsdowne Street, Suite 338

Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 768-8576 - (Carly Mailly - Assistant)
hlrehm@partners.org

 

 
Meini Sumbada Shin

Meini Sumbada Shin is the Administrative Director for the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine. She acts as Chief of Staff to the Center's Scientific Director and oversees the financial, human resources, and adminstrative activities for the Center. Meini has her Masters in Business Administration from Boston University and was recruited to the Center in 2001.

Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
HMS New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Suite 250

Boston, MA 02115
(617) 525-4482
msumbadashin@partners.org