Pearlman_Rachel_460x460Assistant Professor, Clinical

Contact Information:
Comprehensive Cancer Center. 2012 Kenny Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43221 
Phone: 614-293-6694
Fax: 614-293-2314


  • Licensed genetic counselor, State Medical Board of Ohio, 2013 – present
  • Certified genetic counselor, American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2013 – present

Specialty Interests

  • Hereditary colorectal cancer
  • Lynch syndrome
  • Polyposis

Clinical Interests

Ms. Pearlman is a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor who specializes in gastrointestinal cancer genetics. She provides cancer risk assessment and counseling to individuals and families with a history of cancer. Cancer genetic consultation includes discussion of medical history, targeted family history, risk assessment, screening recommendations, and genetic testing as indicated. To schedule an appointment, call 614-293-6694 or toll free at 1-888-329-1654.

Research Interests

Ms. Pearlman’s research interests include hereditary colorectal cancer, Lynch syndrome, early-onset colon cancer, universal germline testing, and somatic tumor testing.  She is a co-investigator for the Ohio Prevention and Treatment for Endometrial Cancer (OPTEC) Initiative, a statewide study performing germline testing to identify hereditary cancer syndromes in women with endometrial cancer, as well as tumor testing to potentially impact treatment (2017-2023). She is the principle investigator for the Ohio Colorectal Cancer Prevention Initiative (OCCPI), a large statewide study that performed universal tumor screening for Lynch syndrome and next-generation sequencing for hereditary colon cancer (2013-2017). The OCCPI biorepository is ongoing and accepting proposals for collaborations.


  • MS: Genetic Counseling, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • BS: Public health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2010
  • Minors: Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies