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Medical Genetics


Leading the Way in Genetic Disorders in Children

The division of Medical Genetics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center diagnoses and participates in the care of children and adults with inherited and sporadic genetic disorders including chromosomal disorders and those caused by single genes. Genetic diseases affect children of all ages and ethnicities, impacting virtually all medical specialties.

Evaluations are conducted by a medical geneticist and a genetic counselor for children and adults with:

  • Mental retardation
  • Autism
  • Birth defects
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Hearing loss

Our division also offers prenatal consultations and coordinates the prenatal testing of chromosomal disorders and inherited disorders.  Patients may also be referred to us for:

  • Teratogen exposure
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Abnormal fetal ultrasounds
  • Abnormal maternal screening
  • A family history of known or suspected chromosomal or inherited disorders
  • Genetic counseling prior to prenatal diagnostic testing, such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis

Genetic consultation and testing for susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer and colon cancer are also offered.

Make an Appointment with our Medical Genetics Division:
Cohen Children’s Medical Center makes it easy for you to take the first steps in ensuring your child receives world-class medical genetics care. Simply call us at, 516-918-4800.

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