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Gayle Patel, M.S., CGC

Gayle Patel, M.S., CGC

Provider Type: Genetic Counselor

Board Certifications:

    General Summary

    Gayle is a certified genetic counselor and is the Director of Texas Oncology’s Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) Program. Gayle provides education and operational support to Texas Oncology Providers who participate in the GREAT program to ensure high quality genetic care.

    In addition, Gayle is on the executive committee for the US Oncology Network GREAT Program. Gayle feels strongly about the importance of knowing your family history and genetic testing for hereditary cancer in order to prevent cancer.

    Prior to being part of the Texas Oncology Team, Gayle was a genetic counselor in a busy genetics clinic for the Seton Healthcare system in Austin, Texas providing prenatal, pediatric, cancer and adult genetic counseling for 6 years.


    Gayle earned her Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She earned her bachelor degree in Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Gayle is a graduate of the 2016 City of Hope Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment.

    Medical Practice

    Other Information

    When not teaching about genetics Gayle loves to read, swim and spend time with her family. Gayle lives in Austin with her husband and two daughters.

    Accolades & Memberships

    Gayle is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and Texas Society of Genetic Counselors.

    Community Service

    Research Interest