Pediatric Genetics

If your child has a known or suspected genetic disorder, it is natural to have questions. How will the condition affect my child’s life? What resources are available? What are the most advanced treatments?

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You can get the right answers from the pediatric specialists at Columbia. We offer comprehensive care to children with genetic disorders at our convenient White Plains location. You will find advanced genetic testing for hard-to-diagnose genetic conditions and have access to the latest clinical trials. And, we will work with you to develop a personalized care plan that is right for your child.

We also offer services for adults, including clinical evaluation and risk assessment, genetic counseling and genetic testing. For patients looking to have children, we can help explore safe reproductive options.

Pediatric Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric genetics team offers expertise in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Abnormal prenatal tests
  • Autism
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chromosomal anomalies
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Developmental delay/intellectual disability
  • Epilepsy
  • Failure to thrive
  • Family history of genetic disorder
  • Genetic connective tissue disorders (Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neurogenetic disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Short stature
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Suspected genetic disorder
  • Undiagnosed genetic disorder

Pediatric Diagnostics and Treatments We Offer

We partner with you to personalize the right testing and services for your needs, which may include:

  • Disorder-specific resources and support for rare disorders
  • Follow-up and management
  • Genetic counseling
  • Interpretation of genetic tests

Adult Conditions We Treat

Our genetics team has experience treating a range of disorders in adults, including:

  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Family history of genetic disorder
  • Genetic connective tissue disorder (Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Genetic skin disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Intellectual disability
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Seizure disorder/epilepsy
  • Suspected genetic disorder
  • Vision loss suspected to be genetic

Adult Diagnostics and Treatments We Offer

Our comprehensive testing and treatment services include the following options:

  • Follow-up and referrals for multidisciplinary care
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic testing
  • Interpretation of genetic test results
  • Blood work
  • Preconception genetic counseling
  • Resources for rare disorders
  • Special cancer genetics referrals
  • Special prenatal counseling requests

Care at Columbia

You can have world-class care right in your neighborhood. Our 15 North Broadway site houses multiple pediatric specialties in one convenient location. And if your child needs additional services, we’ll coordinate care with specialists across Columbia.

For New Patients - If you have not seen a Columbia/NYP doctor in the past, please send us the latest doctor’s consultation note prior to your appointment. If you or your child has had genetic testing done previously, please provide those results.