Dr Risheg graduated with a PhD in Medical Genetics in 2003 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship training in Cytogenetics in 2005 at the Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, South Carolina. Dr Risheg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics with a board certification in Cytogenetics. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers in publications such as the Journal of Clinical Research İn Pediatric Endocrinology, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Nature Genetics, Journal of Medical Genetics, and ClinGen—the Clinical Genome Resource.
Dr Risheg joined Labcorp in 2008 and has been the Cytogenetics Technical Director at the cytogenetics laboratory in Seattle, Washington. The cytogenetics lab services the local inpatient hospital as well as regional clients within the Pacific Northwest.
Dr Risheg lives in Seattle, Washington. When not working she enjoys cooking, hobby farming, beekeeping, and traveling.