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Austin D. Janaitis, MGC

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Additional Title:

Genetic Counselor/Instructor


Center for Advanced Fetal Care

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-3339


(410) 328-6584

Education and Training

B.S. Genetics, Clemson University

Master's in Genetic Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University 


Austin Janaitis, MS, CGC is a genetic counselor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and an Instructor in the School of Medicine. Ms. Janaitis received her Master’s in Genetic Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and joined the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Maryland in 2016. She offers comprehensive prenatal genetic counseling in the Center for Advanced Fetal Care, discussing appropriate screening and diagnostic options with both pregnant and preconceptional patients who have various concerns including family history issues, abnormal ultrasound findings, anomalous screening results, advanced maternal age and medication use during pregnancy. She participates in the education and clinical supervision of the Master’s in Genetic Counseling students as well as residents, fellows and medical students. Her special interests include whole exome sequencing and medical record documentation of genetic testing.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Prenatal genetic counseling for advanced maternal age, teratogen exposure, abnormal screening results, fetal ultrasound abnormalities, family history concerns, termination of pregnancy for fetal indication, teleconsultation