New discoveries in genetics and genetic technologies are leading to innovative and personalized applications of genetic medicine. The Division of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine is committed to being at the forefront of discovery and translating our research into opportunities for better health. That commitment is founded in balancing comprehensive services that transcend genetic sub-specialties with research, which we believe makes our division unique from other institutions.
Our faculty members are board-certified, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics or Genetic Counseling.
Our research projects include studies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of forms of congenital heart disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, leukemia, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, growth hormone deficiency, scoliosis, and metabolic disorders such as phenylketonuria, lysosomal storage disorders and genetics of drug interactions with our genes. Our division participates in programs with other divisions across the Department of Pediatrics, including the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine and the Division of Cardiology and other departments across campus including but not limited to, Medicine, Neurology, Pathology and OBGYN.
Comprehensive clinical services at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and our consultation expertise have made our division the region’s primary center for a broad spectrum of genetic and metabolic services for both children and adults.
- Our clinical services include:
- Evaluation and treatment of metabolic disorders
- Evaluation and treatment of birth defects and genetic syndromes such as Neurofibromatosis
- Further evaluation of abnormal Newborn screening results
- Counseling for genetic disorders, birth defects, chromosomal disorders, and concerns about family medical histories
- Pre-symptomatic, susceptibility and carrier testing for individuals of all ages
The division provides pre-doctoral training in our T32 training program and post-doctoral training through the following programs: