Dr Mohammad Al-shinnag

Dr Mohammad is an experienced clinical geneticist who has spent many years helping individuals and families across Sydney understand their genetic conditions and make the right choices for them.

When he is not working at First Light Genetics, Dr Mohammad works in a genomic pathology laboratory to obtain his fellowship in genetic pathology and medical genomics. He also consults at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Sydney and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

What is a clinical geneticist?

A clinical geneticist is a doctor who has had specialist training in diagnosing and managing genetic conditions. Genetic conditions are health conditions that are caused by changes in a person’s genetic makeup.

Clinical genetics expertise

Dr Mohammad has experience across a broad range of genetics subspecialities across all ages: prenatal (before birth), neonatal (just after birth), early childhood, and adults.

Dr Mohammad’s special interest is in cardiac and cancer genetics.


Dr Mohammad has strong academic and research interests and is an active member of research committees at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, the Kid’s Neuroscience Centre at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Pre-Gen at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), and Sydney Children’s Hospital.


Dr Mohammad has published many articles in peer reviewed journals and enjoys keeping up to date with the ever-increasing expansion of genetics and genomics across many facets of medicine.


Dr Mohammad teaches undergraduate medical students at the University of New South Wales, and previously taught postgraduate students at the University of Notre Dame.

Personal interests

When he is not in the clinic or the lab, Mohammad enjoys spending time with his young family, doing triathlons, and volunteering as a life saver with Surf Life Saving NSW.