The Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism provides quality, compassionate, thoughtful care through commitment, vigorous scientific collaborations, and interdisciplinary efforts.
Our goal is to be a Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism with an outstanding national reputation in research, teaching, and service in Medical Genetics. To achieve this, we:
- Have a strong faculty committed to research as an essential component of their academic career
- Have vigorous scientific collaborations with members of the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, the Molecular Medicine Program, the Center for Neurobehavioral Development, and other interdisciplinary groups with scientific priorities that integrate with those of the Division.
- Participate in the interdisciplinary efforts of the Medical School, providing expertise in Medical Genetics.
- Provide outstanding educational services for students (genetic counseling graduate students, medical students, pediatric and med/peds residents, and residents in Medical Genetics)
- Provide high quality, compassionate, and thoughtful care of patients and families with genetic conditions.
Education & Training
Teaching is a priority in our division, and we offer elective courses for both medical students and residents.
Our specialists in genetics and metabolism have many years of experience in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders and inherited metabolic conditions.
Some genetic conditions cause birth defects, problems in growth or intellectual development, or health problems ranging from familial cancer to inherited changes in metabolism, the chemical reactions that your body needs to provide energy and maintain life. Some inherited metabolic disorders are diagnosed through newborn screening. Others aren’t apparent until they develop into a medical condition. We work in multidisciplinary teams that can include medical genetics physicians, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, metabolic dietitians and neuropsychologists to provide the best care for adult and pediatric patients with a genetic or metabolic disorder.