Sonika Sachanandani-Phulwani

English, Hindi, Urdu, Sindhi

Core competencies

  • Pre-marital screening program in the UAE to explore the  "genetic compatibility" of couples
  • Familial cancer cases
  • Cancer and cardiac genetic population screening


Sonika completed her Bachelors in Biomedical Science and Masters in Genetic Counseling from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she trained to become a genetic counselor.

Before moving to Dubai, she gained experience in various genetic specialities including pre-natal, pre-conception, cancer, metabolic, cardio and neuro genetics at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital, in Melbourne, Australia.

She moved to the UAE in 2012 and has been working here in the capacity of a genetic counselor since then.

She aims to raise awareness about the application and integration of genetic testing in medicine, and the importance of genetic counseling, in disease prevention.

She has presented at a number of international conferences and is published on the subject of genetic counseling.

Soecial interests:
Pre-marital counseling
Pre-conception counseling
Pre-natal counseling
Cancer genetic counseling
Metabolic and cardiac genetic counseling


Masters in Genetic Counseling, Bachelors of Biomedical Science


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