Dr Sarah Bowdin
Consultant Clinical Geneticist


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Dr Sarah Bowdin is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Cambridge University Hospitals Trust.

Dr Sarah Bowdin qualified from the University of Southampton Medical School, following which she undertook postgraduate training in paediatrics in London and Edinburgh, followed by specialist training in clinical genetics in the West Midlands Regional Genetics Service.  During this time, she obtained a Master’s degree in prenatal genetics and fetal medicine from University College London (UCL).  Sarah then spent two years as a consultant clinical geneticist in the West Midlands before taking up a clinical and academic position at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, Canada, from 2008 to 2017.  During this time she was involved in the introduction of genomic technologies into clinical medicine, including two major research projects, namely the SickKids Genome Clinic and the Ted Rogers Cardiac Genome Clinic. 

Special interests

Dr Sarah Bowdin has a clinical and research interest in paediatric genetics and genomics, especially the use of genomic technologies to help make diagnoses in children who may have rare or difficult to diagnose conditions. 

Sarah also has expertise in the diagnosis of connective tissue disorders, including Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndromes, and is a member of the Loeys Dietz Foundation Medical Advisory Council. 

General clinics

  • Ipswich paediatric genetics clinics, all day on the third Tuesday of every month
  • Peterborough paediatric and adult genetics clinics, all day on the fourth Friday of every month

Specialist clinics

Paediatric genetics, Cambridge, 2 per month

Prenatal genetics clinic

Together with colleagues, Dr Sarju Mehta and Dr Soo-Mi Park, a weekly clinic is held in clinic 33 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital where patients can be seen by a member of a team consisting of a consultant, genetic counsellor, or specialty registrar. This is a rapid access clinic offered to all pregnant couples within the region of East Anglia where urgent clinical genetics advice is sought – e.g., when seeking a prenatal diagnosis for a known severe familial genetic condition, where multiple congenital anomalies have been identified on antenatal ultrasound scanning indicating a strong possibility of an underlying genetic disorder, or when seeking information about recurrence risk for a hereditary disorder in a family.