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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 concerns.

Division of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine Faculty and Staff March 2017

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, connective tissue disease, developmental delay, and other medical concerns, as well as diagnosed genetic syndromes.

We also serve patients with metabolic diseases, such as PKU, biotinidase deficiency, galactosemia, and others.

We practice in specialty areas such as clinical, biochemical, and molecular genetics. Our specialists also have expertise in adult onset disorders, such as Huntington disease, hypertension, and pulmonary fibrosis.

We provide emergent inpatient consultations 24 hours a day.

Genetic counseling

Learning that you or your child may have a genetic disorder can be difficult. Our genetic counselors are here to help. They will discuss your family history with you, and can help inform you about risks of a genetic condition using lab tests. If a condition is diagnosed, they help you understand the disorder and provide resources.

Newborn screening

Every newborn in Tennessee is tested for genetic disorders. Children's Hospital participates in the processing of these screenings. Before your baby leaves the hospital, a nurse or health provider will draw a few drops of blood to test for certain genetic conditions. Learn about newborn screening.

Center for Undiagnosed Diseases

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

Maggie Hall, patient of the Undiagnosed Disease Network teamMaggie Hall and her family were able to find answers about her rapidly declining vision and worsening muscle weakness thanks to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network. Read her story of discovery.

Research and education

Exceptional faculty and leading-edge clinical and lab facilities enable us to train the next generation of leaders in genetics and genomic medicine research. Read more about our opportunities for research, and pre- and post-doctoral training.

Last Edited: April 6, 2017
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