2831-Vance, Gail

Gail H. Vance, MD

Sutphin Professor Emeritus of Cancer Genetics

IB 354A
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Vance received her M.D. in 1980 from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. She has been with the Indiana University Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics since September, 1989. From 1989 to 1992, she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In 1992, she was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics and promoted to associate professor in 1998. Dr. Vance assumed the duties of assistant director of the Cytogenetic Laboratories in 1994 and director of the laboratories in 1998. Dr. Vance served as Interim Chairperson of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics from 1999-2002, and as co-interim chairperson from 2014-2015. 

Dr. Vance is certified in Pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics), Clinical Pathology (American Board of Pathology), and in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics (American Board of Medical Genetics). She holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

With Cindy Hunter, M.S., Dr. Vance directs the Indiana Familial Cancer Program, which provides genetic counseling, risk assessment and genetic testing to individuals with an elevated risk for developing cancer. Currently, the IFCC offers counseling for patients with high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, familial adenomatous polyposis, and hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer, Li Fraumeni syndrome and other familial cancer syndromes. She also directs the state's only Familial Pancreatic Cancer Registry, which collects information on patients with family histories of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Vance also serves as a clinical geneticist, seeing families in genetics clinics held in Indianapolis, Carmel, and Evansville.

Titles & Appointments

  • Sutphin Professor Emeritus of Cancer Genetics
  • Professor Emeritus of Medical & Molecular Genetics
  • Professor Emeritus of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Division Chief
  • Education
    1980 MD Michigan State University
    1972 BA San Diego State University
  • Awards
    Org: College of American Pathologists
    Desc: Frank Hartman Outstanding Service Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2023-08-01
    Desc: Gordon Dewald Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2023-06-30
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2021-05-01
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Bicentennial Medal
    Scope: University
    Date: 1905-07-14

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