Your Healthcare Team
Wendy Chung, MD, PhD
Dr. Chung is a clinical and molecular geneticist who directs The DISCOVER Program and performs human genetic research. She is the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine. Dr. Chung directs NIH-funded research programs in many human genetic conditions including autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, breast cancer, and birth defects such as congenital heart disease and congenital diaphragmatic hernias. She leads the Simons VIP study characterizing genetic forms of autism and works on novel treatments for autism. She is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health.
Elaine Pereira, MD
Dr. Pereira is a clinical geneticist and an assistant professor of Pediatrics. Her areas of interest include congenital hearing loss, congenital heart conditions, Marfan syndrome, and skeletal dysplasias. Dr. Pereira completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric and medical genetics residencies at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Pereira is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and the American Society of Human Genetics.
Alexa Geltzeiler, ScM, CGC
Alexa Geltzeiler is a board certified genetic counselor who works in both the clinical and research realms of genetics to help families find answers for their most complex medical problems. She has a master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from a joint program between Johns Hopkins University and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Ms. Geltzeiler has a passion for helping families navigate the medical, emotional, and logistical facets of the genetic evaluation process.
Joanne Carroll, CPNP
Joanne Carroll is an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner certified in pediatrics. She received her advanced nursing and undergraduate degrees from Columbia University. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State. Ms. Carroll has over 11 years of experience as a nurse practitioner and 15 years as a registered nurse. She has extensive experience working with infants, children, and teenagers with medical complexity. Her clinical and educational focus has been to provide safe, efficient, and evidence-based care to families and children with health concerns.
Diana M. Cory, LCSW, MS Ed
Diana M. Cory is a licensed clinical social worker who supports children and families as they navigate new and on-going diagnoses that impact their lives and their emotional health. Ms. Cory has a master’s degree in group work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work and a master’s degree in elementary/secondary special education. She has worked in pediatric and adult settings with patients ranging from newborns in the NICU to children with diabetes. Ms. Cory believes in working as part of a team to assess the needs of, and provide social and emotional counseling to, patients who are often wrestling with challenging diagnoses and long-term conditions. Providing patients with guidance and connecting them with resources allows Ms. Cory to encourage meaningful connection between patients and their families in order to best address their overwhelming social and emotional needs.
Your team also includes more than 50 highly trained and experienced subspecialists in allergy/immunology, bioinformatics, cardiology, dermatology, dysmorphology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genomics, infectious diseases, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, radiology, rheumatology, and pathology.