Leigh Ann Higa, Ph.D., M.S., C.G.C.

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


Genetic Counseling

Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine




  • 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).

UC Davis MIND Institute

2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-703-0300
Clinic Fax: 916-703-0203
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


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

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

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


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Genetic Counseling,

State of California Licensed Genetic Counselor,