Risa Abittan, MS, CGC

Risa Abittan is a board-certified genetic counselor providing guidance to patients on reproductive genetics-related concerns such as cytogenetic anomalies, carrier screening, family history concerns, and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) of embryos. She also serves as a resource for the staff at RMA Long Island IVF and participates in continuing education for RMA’s diverse array of healthcare professionals.

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Risa graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Public Health and obtained her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at Long Island University. During her graduate studies she trained in several areas of genetic counseling including preconception, prenatal, cancer, and pediatric/adult genetics. Her graduate thesis focused on the increasing trends in and motivating factors for preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic conditions (PGT-M) for hereditary cancer predisposition. She has contributed to the genetics literature, presenting at the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). She is a member of both the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the National Society of Genetic Counselors. In her free time, Risa enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, and giving back to the community.


  • Long Island University; Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
  • Yeshiva University Stern College for Women

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Research & Academics

Presented research on the Increasing Popularity Of Preimplantation Genetic Testing For Monogenic Disorders (PGT-M) For Cancer Predisposition Genes at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Conference in 2020.