About the Department

Clinical services provided by the Division of Medical Genetics include diagnostic evaluation, medical management and genetic counseling for patients with known or suspected genetic disorders. Our team of medical genetics service providers has special expertise in specific genetic disorders or groups of disorders. Patient care is provided primarily through specialized centers set up to meet the needs of older children and adults with specific inherited disorders.

The Division offers a 3-year medical genetics residency program and a 5-year combined residency in internal medicine and clinical genetics.

Current research projects in the department include an analysis of the clinical utility of genetic testing; Mendelian disorders of the cardiovascular system, especially those involving defects of connective tissue; and, ethical, legal and social implications of the human genetics.