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What is Medical Genetics?

423-778-5437 (KIDS)
Fax: 423-778-5522

Kennedy Outpatient Center
900 E. Third St.
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Erlanger East Hospital, Building C
1635 Gunbarrel Road
Suite 300
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 who is 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

Our Procedures

  • Comprehensive genetic evaluation and risk assessment
  • Genetic testing

Patient Resources

Your Baby and Newborn Screening - State of Tennessee Newborn Screening Program

Patient Education

Genetic Testing for Cancer

Meet Our Team

Pediatric Genetics

Cathy Stevens, MD

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Pediatric Genetics

Jill Pouncey, MS

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