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Hetal Vig, MS, CGC

Adjunct Faculty

Hetal Vig received her BS in Biology from Pennsylvania State University. She received her Master’s in
Human Genetics (1999) as well as Master’s in Genetic Counseling (2001) from the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore. She is a cancer genetic counselor with 18 years of experience at several NCI designated cancer centers including Fox Chase Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of NewJersey, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is passionate about serving individual patient’s needs across the cancer continuum. This individualized patient focus has been the cornerstone of her career that spans her clinical, research, and education efforts. At Fox Chase Cancer Center, Hetal was involved in collaborative clinical and research efforts in clinical cancer genetics and Associate Director of Gastrointestinal Risk Assessment program. At the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, she was manager for their genetic counseling (LIFE) center. In addition, Hetal was part of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s precision medicine team and was involved in their molecular tumor board and translational research efforts. She was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and taught cancer genetics to medical students and graduate students. As part of the executive committee through the Rutgers genetics department, she helped develop the Rutgers genetic counseling master’s program. Most recently, Hetal was Associate Professor and Associate Program Director for the Brandeis Genetic Counseling program prior to joining Foundation Medicine, Inc. where she serves as a Clinical Genomics Specialist. Her research interests include precision medicine oncology, innovative genetics service delivery models, and education resulting in peer reviewed publications.

Hetal is very excited to bring her academic, clinical, and industry experience to the Boise State genetic
counseling students.


  • GENCOUN 533 – Prenatal Genetics and Reproductive Technologies (Co-Instructor)
  • GENCOUN 549 – Fieldwork I