About Us


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Private Genetic Health is a genetic counselling service based in Sydney, providing personalised genetic care for patients and their families living with genetic conditions. 

Private Genetics Health is able to assist you to:

  • Diagnose and counsel you regarding your risk of heritable diseases.
  • Determine which of the latest genetic technologies will provide you with the most useful answers for your family.
  • Assist your Specialists to identify, treat and manage the genetic condition or its symptoms.
  • Understanding the genetic basis of prenatally detected conditions.
  • Understanding the genetics of developmental delay and autism within the family context.
  • Chromosome abnormalities.
  • Single gene disorders such as:
    • Cystic Fibrosis,
    • Long QT syndrome,
    • Sickle Cell disease.
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Dr Bernadette Hanna  MBBS BSc (Med) FRACP FHGSA

Bernadette completed her medical degree at the University of NSW (MBBS BSc (Med)). She trained in Paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead before being drawn to Clinical Genetics; the interface between genetic research and patient care. She has worked with the Clinical Genetics services at Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick, Children’s Hospital Westmead, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospitals. She is a registered Clinical Geneticist with a special interest in genetic conditions affecting children and connective tissue disorders.

Bernadette is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Fellow of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. She previously Co-Chaired the Trainee committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has provided a number of teaching sessions to trainee doctors, Paediatricians and Obstetricians in the functional benefits and caution of Genetic testing in their patients.

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Dr Mona Saleh   BSc FHGSA (GC) PhD

Mona trained as a scientist before turning her interest to genetic counselling. She completed her Human Genetics Society of Australasia Fellowship in genetic counselling in 2000. As a genetic counsellor, she has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings including prenatal, adult onset conditions and paediatric genetics.

Mona has successfully combined her love of genetic counselling and education to work as the Program Leader and Senior Genetic Counsellor for NSW Health and the University of Sydney. She has provided education to undergraduates, post graduates, professionals and community groups.

Her research interests include communication and the impact genetics can have on individuals from all walks of life. She completed her Doctoral Thesis at UNSW on the topic of Cancer, Culture and Genetics.

When not at work, Mona enjoys spending time with her 3 teenage children and then planning her next holiday.