Clinical Genetics

The Division of Clinical Genetics at Nicklaus 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.

Comprehensive Programs and Services

Treatments and Procedures

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A Team Approach to Care

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.
 

Genetic Counseling Programs

Patients with a variety of genetic conditions are seen by a board-certified genetic counselor and clinical geneticist for counseling. Genetic counseling programs involve gathering detailed information regarding medical and family history, assessing risk for offspring and family members, discussing the origin and natural history of the issue, and describing genetic testing options. Indications for referral include family history of a genetic condition, previous pregnancy with an abnormality/genetic condition, recurrent pregnancy loss, teratogen exposure, increased risk for genetic condition based on ethnicity, advanced maternal age, abnormal prenatal testing (screening or diagnostic), and ultrasound anomalies.

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The Nicklaus Children's Hospital biobank and tissue repository is an essential resource for personalized medicine research efforts, enabling the study of both health and disease over time. The Biobank collects samples and health information from volunteers, regardless of health history. Once a participant becomes part of the Biobank, he or she contributes to ongoing health research. We partner with Sanford Health, a national leader on specimen storage, management and integration with participant health information.

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center
20295 NE 29th Place
Suite 300
Aventura, FL 33180

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

Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center
12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025

Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410