Newsletter Fall 2021

Sulagna C. Saitta, MD, PhD, Division Chief of Reproductive Genetics

UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology is pleased to announce the development of a multidisciplinary team approach to Reproductive Genetics under the leadership of Dr. Sulagna C. Saitta, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA who will serve as the Division Chief of Reproductive Genetics.

Sulagna Saitta
Sulagna C. Saitta, MD, PhD, Clinical Professor of UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Professor of Clinical Genetics and Genomics of UCLA Pediatrics

Dr. Saitta is widely recognized for her expertise in Medical Genetics particularly in chromosomal deletion/duplication disorders that present in the prenatal period. She serves as a principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple funded proposals in the area of genetics and has authored numerous papers in this area. Her work is specifically focused in the area of Mendelian genetics and Precision Medicine.

Reproductive Genetics at UCLA includes an Advanced Diagnostics multidisciplinary service integrating medical geneticists, anatomic and molecular pathologists, fetal MRI/imaging, fetal medicine prenatal imaging experts in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine as well as pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists and surgeons focused on congenital birth defects.

This program utilizes UCLA’s expertise in genomic medicine including cytogenetics, microarray testing and clinical prenatal exome sequencing to guide diagnosis and management of pregnancies affected by fetal anomalies. Dr. Saitta is leading this effort to bring precision medicine to the prenatal period, allowing for diagnoses that improve care and the reproductive futures of the families we serve.