Pediatric Genetic Counseling

The Medical Genetics program provides clinical evaluation for genetic disorders, comprehensive genetic counseling and risk assessment for patients and their families.

Our expert team consists of board-certified genetic counselors, an advanced practice nurse and board-certified medical geneticists.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, we provide high-quality, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to patients and families who have or are at risk for genetic problems or birth defects.

From prenatal genetic counseling through childhood and adulthood, we serve patients of all ages. Prenatal genetic counseling is coordinated through the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences' Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Genetic testing can reveal changes in your child's chromosomes, genes or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.

In addition to counseling and testing, we offer continuing care for patients with genetic and inborn metabolic conditions, coordinate multidisciplinary care and help patients and their families access resources related to their condition.

Our Programs

  • Birth Defects and Hereditary Disorders
    The Clinical Genetics Program is a comprehensive and caring resource for children and young adults with birth defects, chromosome abnormalities, and genetic conditions. Services are coordinated with a complete range of specialists from Rutgers Health. Our staff works with insurers and reference laboratories to coordinate necessary specialized genetic testing. The program provides recommendations for medical care with ongoing long-term follow-up, referral to appropriate community resources, evaluation of other family members at risk, and coordination with the primary physician for optimal patient management.
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism
    The program works with the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services to provide follow-up assessment and testing of newborns suspected of having an inborn error of metabolism — rare genetic disorders in which the body cannot properly turn food into energy, also known as congenital metabolic diseases. Evaluation and ongoing treatment is available for infants and children with some inherited metabolic diseases. Genetic counseling is available for families to understand their risks and options for future pregnancies.

In partnership with Rutgers Health, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital offers the multidisciplinary resources of a premier academic medical center.

For more information about Medical Genetics, call (732) 235-9386.