Dana Brown - MS, CGC

Dana Brown - MS, CGC

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My Areas of Practice
I provide genetic counseling for individuals and families concerned about the risk for hereditary disease. In most cases, we can provide accurate information that is reassuring and encourages hope. Even when difficult circumstances exist, I value the opportunity that I have to come along side families and work with them.  

General Information

Gender: Female

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Medical Genetics MS: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

BS, Biological Sciences: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Certified Genetic Counselor: American Board of Genetic Counseling

Research & Publications

Hahnloser D, Petersen GM, Rabe K, Snow K, Lindor NM, Boardman L, Koch B, Doescher D, Wang L, Steenblock K, Thibodeau SN. The APC E1317Q variant in adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 Oct;12(10):1023-8.

Thompson DB, Ahrens MJ, LeRoy BS, Brown D, Berry SA. Newborn blood spot screening and genetic services: a survey of Minnesota primary care physicians. Genet Med. 2005 Oct 7(8):564-70.

Professional Associations & Awards

National Society of Genetic Counselors


“Perinatal genetic counseling is an opportunity to come alongside families at a very exciting time in their life. While there are risks and bad things that happen, we expect and are able to provide reassurance in a majority of the work that we do.” Dana’s practice seeks to reassure and encourage patients and families as they navigate the options for testing as well as discussing their concerns about their babies.

Dana Brown is originally from South Dakota and attended the University of Nebraska and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her genetic counseling career began at Mayo clinic in the molecular genetics laboratory, providing consultation for clinicians from across the country related to DNA testing for their patients. She then was a consultant for Maternal and Child Health programs and the Minnesota newborn screening program. Prior to working with Park Nicollet, she provided clinical genetic counseling services in the OB testing unit, neuromuscular diseases and Huntington disease clinics at HCMC.  When not at Park Nicollet, Dana enjoys running, reading and being a mom to two daughters and her dog “Brooks”. She enjoys traveling with her family, going to the lake, watching college football games, and cheering on the Minnesota Twins.