What is Medical Genetics?
Kennedy Outpatient Center
900 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Erlanger East Hospital, Building C
1635 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Medical genetics is a medical subspecialty focused on providing clinical diagnostic services, medical management, genetic counseling, resources and referrals for children and adults who have or are at risk for a genetic condition or birth defect.
The Region’s Only Comprehensive Genetic Services
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is the region’s only provider of comprehensive pediatric and adult medical genetics services. We have the region’s only medical geneticist in addition to a physician assistant and a genetic counselor, all of whom are board-certified and licensed. We provide comprehensive genetic evaluation, counseling, risk assessment and testing when appropriate for a variety of indications including, but not limited to:
- Birth defects and genetic syndromes
- Developmental delay/intellectual impairment
- Family history of a known or suspected genetic disorder
- Personal or family history of cancer
- Comprehensive genetic evaluation and risk assessment
- Genetic testing
Our Physician and Staff
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