Julie Richer MD, FRCPC


Julie Richer MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor and Clinical Geneticist

Office: 613-737-7600 ext. 3218
Work E-mail: juricher@cheo.on.ca


Dr. Richer is a medical geneticist at CHEO and an associate professor at the University of Ottawa. Her clinical practice primarily consists of the care of patients with underlying connective tissue disorders such as familial thoracic aneurysms. Her academic interests include genes responsible for familial aneurysms and vascular dissections, intra-familial variability and sexual dimorphism in genetic aortopathies, genetic variant interpretation, disclosure of results derived from research that uses untargeted genetic testing, ethical issues surrounding re-analysis and re-interpretation of genetic results, patenting of the human genome and direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

She is a member of the international ClinGen FBN1 variant curation expert panel. She is the Ontario representative on the Canadian Medical Association Ethics Committee and the vice-chair of the specialty committee for Medical Genetics for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She chaired the Ethics, Education and Public Policy committee of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics from 2014-2019.

Dr. Richer completed medical school at L'Université de Montreal, FRCPC in medical genetics at the University of Manitoba and a fellowship in medical ethics of Harvard University.

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