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Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine

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.

Aiden a genetics patient, with LeeAnn Melton, RNIII and Natalie Owen, NP

Genetics clinics

For referrals and appointments at all clinics, call (615) 322-7601.

Main campus: The Genetics Clinic is on the 6th floor of Doctors' Office Tower at Children's Hospital.

Other clinics: To better serve our community we also offer genetics clinics in


Our general medical genetics clinic is for patients with birth defects, inborn errors of metabolism, connective tissue disease, developmental delay, and other genetic syndromes.

We also serve returning patients with metabolic diseases of PKU, biotinidase, or galactosemia.

We practice in specialty areas such as clinical, biochemical, and molecular genetics (metabolic and connective tissue disorders). Our specialists also have expertise in adult onset disorders, such as certain types of cancer, Huntington disease, hypertension, and pulmonary fibrosis.

We provide inpatient consultations 24 hours a day. 

Genetic counseling

Learning that you or your children may have a genetic disorder can be difficult. 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 explain the latest treatment options.

Newborn screening

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.

Center for Undiagnosed Diseases

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of seven medical centers in the U.S. in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health.

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.

Last Edited: December 9, 2016