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Dr Kai Ren Ong is a clinical geneticist at the department of Clinical Genetics, Birmingham Wonen's NHS Foundation Trust, with a specialist interest in cancer genetics and Gorlin syndrome.  She runs a monthly Gorlin syndrome clinic at the Birmingham Women's Hospital and is the clinical lead for the West Midlands Regional Genetics Service and also cancer genetics lead.  She trained at Manchester and Cambrdge Universities, gaining an intercalated BSc from Manchester and her medical degrees from Cambridge.  She went on to train in East Anglia, London and Birmingham in junior medical posts, then trained in clinical genetics in Birmingham. During her training she spent two years working at the Christie Hospital in a research post, culminating in the award of of her MD degree from Manchester University, which looked at the effects of calorie restriction on the human breast, and the potential anti-cancer effects that this may have. She took up her consultant post in Birmingham in 2008. She spent one year as a locum geneticist working in the central and southern areas of New Zealand in 2011.

Kai Ren enjoys rock climbing, swimming, cycling and running and it trying to become a triathlete! She play the timpani in a local West Midlands orchestra, the Eroica Camerata.


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