LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Hematology-Oncology is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Michelle Vietz and Genetic Counselor Charlie King to its medical team. Both began their roles with NHO in early June.
Vietz is a 2021 graduate of the Union College Physician Assistant Program and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Union College. She served as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Urbandale Healthcare Center in Urbandale, Iowa from 2016 to 2018 and has conducted significant research in genetics during her time at Union College.
King earned a Master of Genetic Counseling degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated Magna Cum Laude from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Secondary Education. He has genetic counseling experience with the UNMC Hereditary Cancer Clinic as well as UNMC’s Pediatric Craniofacial and Prenatal Genetics Clinics.
“By adding Michelle and Charlie to the NHO team, we are strengthening the support we are able to give our patients who are battling cancer and blood disorders,” stated Amy King, NHO Practice Administrator. “Michelle’s passion to help patients and solve complex clinical problems will make her a valuable addition to the team while Charlie’s experience and background in Genetic Counseling will allow NHO to expand its Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment program to further support patients and explore how their family history can impact their health. Both individuals will fit perfectly into an NHO medical team that is dedicated to their patients first.”