Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla Genetics Specialist in Hyderabad

Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla

Genetics Specialist, Hyderabad

M.Sc (Medical Genetics), Ph.D (Human Genetics), CGC (Board Certified)

  • 17 Years Experience
  • 1 Hospital


  • Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla, M.Sc (Glasgow, UK), PhD (Delhi, India), is a Freelance Genomics Consultant 
  • Freelance genetic counselor, working with different hospitals in Hyderabad. Contact her directly for appointments.
  • She is well reputed to be India's very first Board Certified (Senior level) Genetic Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field of medical genetics.  She is a Molecular Geneticist by training as well and has established and headed the Department of Genetics at KIMS Hospitals, Hyderabad in the past.
  • She has authored several international scientific papers. She has counseled thousands of families with various genetic conditions, including pregnant mothers, young couples who are planning a family, affected children, and adults with genetic conditions.
  • Dr. Nahar has published various landmark publications including the 'World's first Genetic Bleeding Risk Algorithm' for anticoagulant users. She has worked on various research projects on pharmacogenetics, Short stature, Down's syndrome, skeletal dysplasia, and Huntington's disease.
  • Languages : English, Hindi, Telugu


Genetic Consultant and Scientist, KIMS Hospital, Secunderabad, Hyderabad December, 2013 -  Present

Principal Genetic Counselor, Mapmygenome, Hyderabad 2016 -  Present

Genomics Consultant, Freelance private practice, Hyderabad 2019 -  Present


  • Genetics

  • Clinical Genetics

  • Counselling

  • Degenerative Disorders

  • Family Medicine

  • Pediatric Genetics

  • Preventive Medicine / Wellness


  • Genetic counseling - Pre-test, post-test, premarital, preconception
  • Genetic disorders - diagnosis, predictive testing, prenatal diagnosis of genetic diseases, carrier screening for couples, consanguineous couple counseling

Practice Information

Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla's : Genomics Consultant, Hyderabad

Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla's : Genomics Consultant, Hyderabad

First floor, 5-4-75/C, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Karbala Maidan, Rani Gunj, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500003


09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Achievements & Contributions

  • Business Standard, Apr 21, 2013. North Indians more prone to bleeding with anticoagulant drugs. Link: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/north-indians-more-prone-to-bleeding-with-anticoagulant-drugs-113042100134_1.html CNN IBN Live Wires, Apr 21, 2013. North Indians more prone to bleeding with anticoagulant drugs. Link: http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/north-indians-more-prone-to-bleeding-with-anticoagulant-drugs/1240658.html
  • Deccan Herald, New Delhi, Apr 23, 2013. Down Syndrome still fatal in India. Link: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/327167/down-syndrome-still-fatal-india.html
  • The Times of India, Delhi, Oct 22, 2013. Desi doctors find way to estimate bleeding risk. Link: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-10-22/delhi/43287173_1_patients-bleeding-risk-desi-doctors
  • Mail Today, Feb 18, 2013. Abortion of deaf fetuses on rise. ·         DailyMail, India, Feb 18, 2013. Prenatal testing prompts rise in abortions of deaf babies. Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2280183/Prenatal-testing-prompts-rise-abortions-deaf-babies.html
  • The Tribune, Chandigarh, Oct 21, 2013. Indian geneticists achieve major breakthrough- Develop first ever global genetic bleeding score; will prevent deaths of patients on anticoagulant therapy. Link: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20131022/nation.htm
  • The Impact of CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genetic variants and patient characteristics on warfarin/ acenocoumarol anticoagulant therapy [2010 – 2013]
  • Survival analysis of Down syndrome patients in India [2009 – 2011]
  • Predictive genetic testing and its consequences in the Indian population [2008 – 2010]
  • Parental perceptions and motivations towards genetic testing and prenatal diagnosis for deafness in Indian culture [2011 – 2012]
  • Genetic testing of FGFR3 mutations for Achondroplasia in India [2009 – 2011]
  • A Retrospective Study of 209 Cases Referred for Cytogenetic Analysis [2006 – 2007]
  • ‘Best oral paper presentation’ at North India Conference on Fetal Medicine- Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy, held by the Delhi Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy. Paper title: “Molecular and Prenatal diagnosis of Skeletal Dysplasias”. 15th - 16th Nov 2008
  • ‘Best dissertation-poster presentation’ at the Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical genetics, Yorkhill hospital, University of Glasgow, U.K. Dissertation title: “The Diabetes Pandemic: Propensity of Indians to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”. 28th Sept 2006
  • Second prize for ‘General Proficiency’ during Bachelors level education at St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad. 31st Jan 2004
  • Poster Presentation entitled “Predicted impact on warfarin response among healthy South and North Indians”, at the 37th Annual conference of the Indian Institute of Human Genetics, Chandigarh, India. 3 - 5th March 2012
  • Oral presentation entitled “Prenatal genetic testing and counseling of non-life threatening genetic disorders in India” at “Current Practice of Genetic and Genomic Medicine”, New Delhi, India. [Credit for 12 hours of continuous professional development credits, Royal Colllege of physicians London (UK)] 25-27th Mar 2011
  • Oral presentation entitled “Attitudes towards Prenatal Genetic Testing: Developed vs. Developing World” at “4th International Conference on Birth Defects in the Developing World”, New Delhi, India: 4–7 th Oct 2009
  • Oral presentation entitled “Variability in CYP2C9 allele frequency: The predicted impact on warfarin response among South and North Indians“at “CME on Reproductive disorders – Genetics and recent advances”, Super Religare Laboratories Limited, New Delhi, India. 20th Feb 2010
  • Attended the ‘1st International congress of the Society of Fetal Medicine’, New Delhi, India. Oct 1 - 2nd 2011
  • Attended the ‘16th Annual Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics’, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA: 6 modules entitled Population genetic data analysis, Regression and analysis of variance, Human Quantitative genetics, Human association mapping, GWAS data cleaning, Quantitative genetics. Jun 13 to July 1 2011.
  • Attended the ‘10th Update in Oncology: New trends in therapy of breast cancer’, New Delhi, India. 18 – 19th Sept 2010
  • Pre-conference workshop in ‘Advances in genomic techniques’ at the ‘4th International Conference on Birth Defects in the Developing World’, New Delhi, India. 4–7 th Oct 2009
  • Live Workshop for DNA techniques for diagnosis of Thalassemia at the ‘North India Conference on Fetal Medicine- Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy’, New Delhi, India. 15th Nov 2008
  • International symposium on ‘Dissecting the role of genes and environment in complex diseases’, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. 6 – 8 Dec 2007
  • Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA)
  • Board of Genetic Counseling of India (BGCI)