Vanderbilt is a national leader in genetic care and research. Our place at the forefront of discovery allows us to quickly bring research results to patient care. We diagnose, counsel, and treat patients with a wide range of genetic disorders, birth defects, and developmental problems.
The Genetics Clinic is at the main campus in on the 6th floor of Doctors' Office Tower within Children's Hospital.
For referrals and appointments at all clinics, call (615) 322-7601.
- General medical genetics clinic for patients with birth defects, inborn errors of metabolism, connective tissue disease, developmental delay, and other genetic syndromes.
- Returning patients with metabolic diseases of PKU, biotinidase, or galactosemia.
- Specialty areas such as clinical, biochemical, and molecular genetics (metabolic and connective tissue disorders). Our specialists also have expertise in adult onset disorders like certain types of cancer, Huntington disease, hypertension, and pulmonary fibrosis.
- Inpatient consultations are provided 24 hours a day.
Learning that you or your children may have a genetic disorder can be a confusing time. Our genetic counselors are here to help. They find potential genetic problems or risks using lab tests and discussions with you about family history. If a problem is found, they help you understand the disorder and provide you with the latest treatment options.
Every newborn in Tennessee is tested for genetic disorders. Before your baby leaves the hospital, a nurse or health provider draws a few drops of blood to test for certain genetic problems. Learn about newborn screening.
Research and education
Exceptional faculty and leading-edge clinic and research facilities enable us to train the next generation of leaders in genetics and genomic medicine. Read more about our opportunities for research, and pre- and post-doctoral training.
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