Dr Lauren Akesson

Genetic Pathologist and Clinical Geneticist; Melbourne Pathology, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dr Lauren Akesson is a dual trained genetic pathologist and clinical geneticist with a PhD in cystic fibrosis. Her training in paediatrics and genetics was completed in Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Adelaide, and the Netherlands. She has experience in the clinical management of couples seeking fertility and pregnancy management including high risk reproductive carrier screening and non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) results. Lauren is Melbourne Pathology’s first genetic pathologist, and she has honorary positions at the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has a special interest in implementing new approaches to genetic testing, and understands the importance of patient-centred care.

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