Treatments & Services

Meet Our Genetic Counselors

Tifany Lewis, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor

“My passion for genetics was sparked by my own family history.”  Tifany Lewis

Tifany Lewis first considered a career in genetic counseling as a biology undergraduate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.  Shortly after obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree, Tifany completed the Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College (SLC), Bronxville, New York. While at SLC, Tifany embarked on genetic counseling internships at renowned medical institutions, including New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. 

Tifany’s professional career began as a Prenatal Genetic Counselor at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, New York. In 2005, she relocated to Norfolk, Virginia, and continued her work in a prenatal capacity at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her diverse experience led her to assume the position of Cancer Genetic Counselor at Virginia Oncology Associates. Her important work helps patients navigate their way through complicated family histories and their risk for cancer.

Tifany’s professional interests include hereditary cancer syndromes and hemoglobinopathies. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She is also a proponent of genetic testing, active in her efforts to obtain grant funding. Her work with cancer patients is far-reaching. She devotes time away from the office as a volunteer with a local cancer organization. Tifany currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and two sons. 

 


 

Kevin Capehart, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor

Kevin Capehart is our latest addition to the Genetic Counseling team at Virginia Oncology Associates. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2017 with a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling. While in graduate school Kevin completed a summer internship in molecular genetics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Kevin’s professional interests include hereditary cancer syndromes and hemoglobinopathies.

He enjoys participating in community events and has spoken at several events where he shares his passion for genetics and oncology. Kevin is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Kevin currently resides in Yorktown with his wife and two sons.