Clinical Genetics

The Division of Clinical Genetics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, provides expert diagnosis, counseling, and treatment for a wide range of genetic disorders in children. A clinical geneticist and genetic counselor evaluate infants and children with developmental delays, unusual facial features, metabolic disorders, seizures, craniofacial anomalies, and failure to thrive. These are some of the reasons for which children are referred for evaluation by clinical geneticists. Prenatal patients are also seen for genetic counseling in advance of a planned pregnancy as well as for potential genetic problems in an ongoing pregnancy. 
 
The Division of Clinical Genetics at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is one of the few state designated craniofacial centers in the country. The practice focuses on family-centered, multidisciplinary care for genetic disorders in children.
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Disorders of sexual development
  • Down Syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis Center
  • Prenatal evaluations
  • Short stature (Dwarfism)

Subspecialty Clinics

The genetic and metabolic multidisciplinary care team includes geneticists, neurologists, hematologist/oncologists, neuropsychiatrists, cardiologists and other specialists who collaborate to offer comprehensive care for children with specific disorders.
  • Neurogenetics/Metabolic Clinic
  • Neuro Cardiac Genetics and Development Program
  • Cancer Genetics Clinic
  • Ion Channel Epilepsy Program
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Program
  • Prenatal Clinics
  • Rare Chromosomal Personalized Wellness Clinic
Contact Clinical Genetics
786-624-2778

Genetic Testing - Dr. Parul - Miami Children's Hospital
Meet Dr. Parul Jayakar Director of the Neuro-Genetic and Metabolic Program and the Miami Genetic Laboratories.

Service Locations

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155


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