Maria Irene Scarano, PhD, MS, LCGC


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Genetics Counselor

Specialty Certifications

Certified Genetic Counselor in New Jersey

Other Languages

Italian, Spanish

Professional Type

Cooper Independent Licensed Practitioner



About Me

I am a caring and empathic counselor. I always take the time to listen to patient concerns and try very hard to meet their needs.

Office Locations

Pediatric Genetics

Three Cooper Plaza
Suite 308
Camden, NJ 08103
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Graduate SchoolMS - Arcadia Universiy, Glenside, PA
Graduate SchoolPhD - University of Bologna, Italy


  • National Society of Genetic Counselors


Li L, Ghorbani M, Weisz-Hubshman M, Rousseau J, Thiffault I, Schnur RE, Breen C, Oegema R, Weiss MM, Waisfisz Q, Welner S, Kingston H, Hills JA, Boon EM, Basel-Salmon L, Konen O, Goldberg-Stern H, Bazak L, Tzur S, Jin J, Bi X, Bruccoleri M, McWalter K, Cho MT, Scarano M, Schaefer GB, Brooks SS, Hughes SS, van Gassen KLI, van Hagen JM, Pandita TK, Agrawal PB, Campeau PM, Yang XJ. Lysine acetyltransferase 8 is involved in cerebral development and syndromic intellectual disability. J Clin Invest. 2020 Mar 2;130(3):1431-1445. doi: 10.1172/JCI131145. PMID: 31794431; PMCID: PMC7269600.

Marziliano N, Orrù V, Secci T, Uras S, Reverberi C, Fiscella A, Fiscella D, Merlini PA, Scarano MI, Intrieri M. Compound sarcomeric mutations causing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a young Sardinian soccer player: a family affair. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2019 Dec;59(12):2084-2085. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.19.09882-7. Epub 2019 Jul 15. PMID: 31311244.

Sajan SA, Ganesh J, Shinde DN, Powis Z, Scarano MI, Stone J, Winter S, Tang S. Biallelic disruption of PKDCC is associated with a skeletal disorder characterised by rhizomelic shortening of extremities and dysmorphic features. J Med Genet. 2019 Dec;56(12):850-854. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2018-105639. Epub 2018 Nov 26. PMID: 30478137.

Sheppard S, Biswas S, Li MH, Jayaraman V, Slack I, Romasko EJ, Sasson A, Brunton J, Rajagopalan R, Sarmady M, Abrudan JL, Jairam S, DeChene ET, Ying X, Choi J, Wilkens A, Raible SE, Scarano MI, Santani A, Pennington JW, Luo M, Conlin LK, Devkota B, Dulik MC, Spinner NB, Krantz ID. Utility and limitations of exome sequencing as a genetic diagnostic tool for children with hearing loss. Genet Med. 2018 Dec;20(12):1663-1676. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0004-x. Epub 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29907799; PMCID: PMC6295269.

Mehta D, Noon SE, Schwartz E, Wilkens A, Bedoukian EC, Scarano I, Crenshaw EB 3rd, Krantz ID. Outcomes of evaluation and testing of 660 individuals with hearing loss in a pediatric genetics of hearing loss clinic. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Oct;170(10):2523-30. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37855. Epub 2016 Aug 2. PMID: 27480936.