Genetic Counselor & Clinical Research Coordinator – Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Kimberly Amburgey received her Master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently the genetic counselor in the Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Kimberly is an instructor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. She also a member of the Canadian Gene Cure Advanced Therapies for Rare Disease (Can-GARD) and the Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C).
As a clinical researcher, her studies have focused on the prevalence, natural history and genotype-phenotype correlations of congenital myopathies, new gene discovery for congenital myopathies, and several clinical trials for innovative therapies for neuromuscular conditions. She was also part of the team that created the standard of care document for congenital myopathies for physicians and the family guide.