Laila Elizabeth Rhee, M.S. for UC Davis Health

Laila Elizabeth Rhee, M.S.

Genetic Counselor 3

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Genetic Counseling

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-6900

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I respect the autonomy and rights of the patient. I want to provide genetic information and support so that patients make informed decisions about their medical care and make the best possible adjustment for their family.

Clinical Interests

Ms. Rhee is a genetic counselor specializing in prenatal counseling primarily to women and families with high risk pregnancies. She has a special interest in fetal congenital heart disorders, neuromuscular disorders and infertility.

Research/Academic Interests

Ms. Rhee's research interests include how patients interpret risk assessment information and arrive at decisions. She is an active participant in the Fetal Care and Treatment center, evaluating rare fetal conditions, outcomes and treatments.


Maternal Fetal Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biology, Fairfield University, Fairfield CT 1988

Other School

M.S., Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY 1992

Team Recognition Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 1997

Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, Fairfield University, 1987

Peyvandi S, Nguyen TA, Almeida-Jones M, Boe N, Rhee L, Anton T, Sklansky M, Tarsa M, Satou G, Moon-Grady AJ; University of California Fetal Consortium (UCfC). Timing and Mode of Delivery in Prenatally Diagnosed Congenital Heart Disease- an Analysis of Practices within the University of California Fetal Consortium (UCfC). Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Mar;38(3):588-595. doi:10.1007/s00246-016-1552-y. Epub 2017 Jan 11. PMID:28078382.

Kneitel AW, Rhee-Morris L, Obadia R, Towner D. Increased false positive Down syndrome screening in women with sickle cell anemia. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Aug;35(8):797-800. doi:10.1002/pd.4610. Epub 2015 May 26. PMID:25967262.

Grinshpun-Cohen J, Miron-Shatz T, Rhee-Morris L, Briscoe B, Pras E, Towner D. A Priori Attitudes Predict Amniocentesis Uptake in Women of Advanced Maternal Age: A Pilot Study. J Health Commun. 2015;20(9):1107-13. doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1018632. Epub 2015 Jun 11. PMID:26065331.

Gerscovich EO, Towner D, Sanchez T, Stein-Wexler R, Rhee-Morris L. Fetal gallbladder duplication. J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Sep;30(9):1310-2. doi:10.7863/jum.2011.30.9.1310. PMID:21876104.

Towner D, Gerscovich EO, Chiong BB, Rhee-Morris L, McGahan JP. Comparison of single versus multiple echogenic foci in the fetal heart regarding risk of aneuploidy. J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Jul;29(7):1061-7. doi:10.7863/jum.2010.29.7.1061. PMID:20587429.

Boe NM, Rhee-Morris L, Towner D, Moon-Grady AJ. Prenatal diagnosis of omphalocele and left atrial isomerism (polysplenia) including complex congenital heart disease with ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Jul;27(7):1117-21. doi:10.7863/jum.2008.27.7.1117. PMID:18577680.

McGahan JP, Moon-Grady AJ, Pahwa A, Towner D, Rhee-Morris L, Gerscovich EO, Fogata M. Potential pitfalls and methods of improving in utero diagnosis of transposition of the great arteries, including the baby bird's beak image. J Ultrasound Med. 2007 Nov;26(11):1499-510; quiz 1511. doi:10.7863/jum.2007.26.11.1499. PMID:17957044.

Towner D, McGahan J, Rhee-Morris L, Gerscovich E. The dynamic fetal brain. J Clin Ultrasound. 2007 Jun;35(5):238-44. doi:10.1002/jcu.20320. PMID:17410587.

El Kady D, Gerscovich EO, Moon-Grady A, Towner D, McGahan JP, Rhee-Morris L, Naderi S. Congenital cardiac left ventricular aneurysm with pericardial effusion: early prenatal diagnosis and intervention. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 Jul;24(7):1011-5. doi:10.7863/jum.2005.24.7.1011. PMID:15972717.

Rhee Morris L. There is Power in Numbers. J Genetic Counseling. 2002;11(4):323-324.