The 23andMe medical team is a world-class group of medical professionals who are completely engaged in sharing our goals and driving our mission to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe believes that achieving our mission requires a strong partnership with the medical community. So we’d like to introduce ourselves.

Jeffrey Pollard, M.D.

Director of Medical Affairs

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard is primarily responsible for maintaining the clinical integrity of the 23andMe service. In addition, Dr. Pollard helps to advance the integration of personal genomics into the modern medical environment through educational initiatives and strategic engagement with integral members of the healthcare system. He has over a decade of hands-on clinical experience including owning and operating a multi-center medical practice and serving as a regional educator for the pharmaceutical company Allergan. Prior to joining 23andMe, he was the Medical Director for HealthTap and continues to be an advisor to innovative digital health companies.

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Stacey Detweiler, MS, LCGC

Medical Affairs Associate, Genetic Counselor

Ms. Detweiler is a licensed and board certified genetic counselor with 4 years of clinical and research experience in perinatal genetics. She is also an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. Stacey joined 23andMe in 2016 as a Medical Affairs Associate and focused on product, clinical, and educational development. In her previous roles, Stacey served as both a perinatal genetic counselor and clinical research coordinator at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She also continued her work as a perinatal genetic counselor providing direct patient care at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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Esther Kim, Pharm. D

Clinical Education Manager

Dr. Kim leads education initiatives and strategy at 23andMe. Prior to joining 23andMe, Dr. Kim was Medical Director at IntraMed where she delivered content-rich, clinically meaningful CME programs across all therapeutic areas for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. At Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, Dr. Kim developed and implemented the region-wide population management program. She also worked as a primary care pharmacist optimizing therapeutic outcomes for individual patients with chronic conditions.

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The 23andMe Medical Professional Community is designed to help medical professionals better understand the 23andMe experience. By registering for the program, medical professionals will receive important updates from 23andMe, including notices about new features and upcoming educational programs, and opportunities to engage with 23andMe in a variety of ways (e.g., surveys, research, collaborations). You can also connect with a member of the 23andMe medical team.

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