Leigh Ann A. Higa, Ph.D., M.S. for UC Davis Health

Leigh Ann A. Higa, Ph.D., M.S.

Genetic Counselor

To see if Leigh Ann A. Higa is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Genetic Counseling

Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Clinical Genetics



Locations and Contact

UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Leigh Ann is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor in the Division of Genomic Medicine. She provides genetic counseling to pediatric and adult patients with a personal and family history of various genetic conditions.

Research/Academic Interests

Leigh Ann is participating in research efforts to better understand CNKSR2-related neurodevelopmental disorder, a rare condition characterized by seizures, apraxia and developmental delay in males.


Genomic Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu HI 2000

Other School

M.S., Genetic Counseling, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 2015

Other School

Ph.D., Experimental Pathology, Yale University, New Haven CT 2006


Lysosomal Disorders, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 2015-2016