Saadet Andrews, MD, PhD, FCCMG, FRCPC, Biochemical Geneticist, Associate Professor of University of Alberta, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Andrews completed medical school and pediatric residency in Turkey. She was trained in clinical metabolic genetics in Vienna, Austria. She completed Canadian  College of Medical Geneticist (CCMG) biochemical genetics fellowship training at UBC in Vancouver. She completed her PhD in “Creatine deficiency syndrome: contributions to selective and newborn screening and treatment” at the Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

She worked as metabolic staff physician at British Columbia Children’s Hospital and a neurometabolic staff physician at The Hospital for Sick Children. She developed the first epilepsy genetics clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children between 2011-2020. She is one of the geneticist in the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta, in Edmonton since December 2020. She has developed the “Epilepsy Genetics Clinic” in the Department to provide genetic diagnostics to the children, teenagers and adults with epilepsy in Northern Alberta. 

She is the winner of the 2015 Epilepsia Clinical Science Prize for her clinical research study “Diagnostic yield of genetic testing in epileptic encephalopathy in childhood”.