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Vickie Zurcher, MD

Vickie Zurcher, MD
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Department Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Dysmorphology
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Reproductive Risk Assessment and Counseling
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS)
  • Birth Defects
  • Birthmark
  • Bladder Birth Defects
  • Chromosome Abnormalities
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • Congenital Head and Neck Disease
  • Congenital Head and Neck Masses
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Congenital Renal Malformations
  • Congenital Vascular Lesions
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Epidermal Nevus Syndrome
  • Family History of Genetic Disorders
  • Genetic Abnormalities
  • Genetic Skin Diseases
  • Hamartoma Conditions
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Intersex Conditions
  • Joubert Syndrome
  • Kidney Birth Defects
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)
  • Lipoma
  • Malformations of Cortical Development
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nevus
  • Noonan Syndrome
  • Omphalocele
  • Pediatric Birthmark
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Disorders
  • Pigment Abnormalities
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Schwannoma
  • Septo-Optic Dysplasia (SOD)
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Problems in Children
  • Speech/Language Delay
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Vestibular Schwannomas
  • Williams Syndrome
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About Vickie Zurcher, MD

Vickie Lee Zurcher, MD, is a Clinical Geneticist with the Cleveland Clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute.

Dr. Zurcher is board certified in pediatrics and clinical genetics. She completed her undergraduate degree at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and she earned her medical degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her post-graduate training includes a pediatric internship and residency at The Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children's Hospital) in Chicago, Illinois and a clinical genetics fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Zurcher is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Society of Human Genetics.

Dr. Zurcher has been an author on a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored abstracts and presentations at professional association meetings.

Her specialty interests include neurofibromatosis and other neurocutaneous disorders,  dysmorphic syndromes, congenital malformations, chromosomal abnormalities, and genetic skin diseases.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University - Center for Human Genetics
Cleveland, OH United States

Residency - Children's Memorial Hospital - demolished. Replaced by Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, IL United States

Internship - Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL United States

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH United States

Undergraduate - College of Wooster
Major biology. Minor chemistry.
Wooster, OH United States

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics - Clinical Genetics

Specialty Interests

Congenital malformationsDysmorphic syndromesChromosomal abnormalitiesNeurofibromatosis and other neurocutaneous syndromesGenetic skin disordersReproductive risk assessment and counseling

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


  • American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Human Genetics
Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/20/2024, Dr. Zurcher has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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