Treatments & Services

Meet Our Genetic Counselor

Tifany Lewis, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor, Manager

Tifany Lewis heads the Genetic Counseling team here at Virginia Oncology Associates. Tifany first considered a career in genetic counseling as a biology undergraduate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. 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 NewYork-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. Tifany’s diverse experience led her to assume the position of Cancer Genetic Counselor at Virginia Oncology Associates in 2006.  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 and certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.   

Tifany currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and two sons.