Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Medical Genetics
The Division of Pediatric Medical Genetics provides clinical evaluation for genetic disorders, comprehensive genetic counseling and risk assessment for patients and their families. Patients are generally referred by their primary care physician or another specialist, but self-referral is appropriate. Pediatric through adult diagnostic evaluations are carried out by a team consisting of a board-certified genetic counselor, advance practice nurse and board-certified medical geneticist. The division staff also works with the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine to provide prenatal genetic evaluation and counseling services. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we provide high-quality, comprehensive diagnostic treatment and laboratory services to patients and families with or at risk for genetic problems and/or birth defects.
We offer continuing care for patients with genetic and inborn metabolic conditions, coordinate their multidisciplinary care and help them access resources related to their condition.
Birth Defects and Hereditary Disorders
The Clinical Genetics Program is a comprehensive and caring resource for patients of all ages with birth defects, chromosome abnormalities and genetic conditions. Services are coordinated with a complete range of specialists from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group. Specialized genetic laboratory testing is arranged as necessary. The program provides recommendations for medical care with ongoing long-term follow-up, referral to appropriate community resources, evaluation of other family members at risk and coordination with the primary physician for optimal patient management.
Inborn Errors of Metabolism
The program works with the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services to provide follow-up assessment and testing of newborns suspected to have an inborn error of metabolism. Evaluation and ongoing treatment is available for infants and children with some inherited metabolic diseases. Genetic counseling is available for families to understand their risks and options for future pregnancies.
Child Health Institute of New Jersey
89 French Street, Suite 2300
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Office # 732-235-9386
For Appointments: 732-235-8700 option 1