Knowing that something is wrong with your health or your child's health — but not knowing what the problem is — can be frightening, frustrating, and exhausting.
There are many people living with an undiagnosed disorder, despite having extensive medical evaluations. Families often describe this experience as a “diagnostic odyssey” as they travel to different specialists, undergo a variety of tests, and spend a lot of time, energy, and money seeking a diagnosis — often without finding an answer. Arriving at a diagnosis should be easier, so you can move forward with an understanding of the condition, outlook, and treatment options.
The Diagnosis Initiative: Seeking Care and Opportunities with Vision for Exploration and Research
The physicians and scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors have helped patients with rare diseases and complex conditions for decades. The goal of the DISCOVER Program is to integrate excellent clinical care with cutting-edge research to make a diagnosis more quickly and to develop novel, individualized treatments for patients. The DISCOVER Program is the only such center of its kind in New York State.
About Our Program
The DISCOVER Program is located in New York City but we offer our services to patients and families of all ages from around the world who have significant medical conditions and who seek a diagnosis. We provide access to advanced genetic and genomic technologies and exceptional clinical care from world-class specialists who are leaders in their fields, often in a single day or over several consecutive days. We search to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis, and will not stop once the diagnosis is made. You will also have the opportunity to continue care and enroll in cutting-edge research studies with the vision to move beyond your diagnosis and toward the development of innovative treatments.