Kimberly Matthijssen, MS, LCGC
Genetic Counselor, Cancer Genetics Program
Kimberly joined Inova in June 2014 as a genetic counselor and received her certification in early 2015. She is currently a Senior Genetic Counselor with Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She graduated from Rutgers University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences in 2012. She earned a Master of Science degree in genetic counseling with distinction from Arcadia University in Philadelphia, PA, in 2014, where she was a member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society.
Kimberly became interested in genetic counseling at an early age, combining her love of biological sciences and a desire for a career in which she could help others. She enjoys providing patients with information they may use to empower their decisions regarding their medical management, and offering support, care, and guidance to patients who may be newly diagnosed with cancer, or concerned about their family history of cancer. She is excited to be a part of the expanding world of cancer genetic counseling, especially in recent years with newer genetic testing options, and loves the opportunity to continue her learning every day from her colleagues, her patients and their families. She also values her experience as part of the cancer genetic counseling team at Inova, working to provide comprehensive care to patients, and support to Inova physicians.
When she isn't meeting with patients, she enjoys being outdoors, and has a background in community-based vocal and theatrical performance. She is also an avid auto racing fan. Kimberly is married and resides in Bristow, VA. She was also elected to the Virginia Association of Genetic Counselors Board in 2018 and serves as the Northern Virginia Representative.
Kimberly sees patients at both Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital.