Genetics (Molecular and Human) :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Genetics (Molecular and Human)

Genetics provides diagnostic evaluations for patients with known or suspected genetic diseases, genetic and prenatal counseling for families and treatment of genetics disorders, especially inborn errors of metabolism. Clinical services are supported in part by the Ohio Department of Health as a Regional Genetics Center of the State of Ohio, Region IV.

For information about joint hypermobility/connective tissue disorders/Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, please see the 700 Children’s blog post.here. For those interested in scheduling an evaluation for these conditions, the Hypermobility Practitioner Questionnaire must be completed prior to an appointment being scheduled. 

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Our Clinics

Genetics Clinic
Tower Building, 4th Floor, Suite D
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-3535
FAX (614) 722-3546
 
Metabolic Clinic
Tower Building, 4th Floor, Suite D
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-3543
FAX (614) 722-3546
 
Dublin Genetics Clinic
Dublin Medical Office Building
5665 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 722-3535
FAX (614) 722-3546
Tuesdays all day
 
Westerville Genetics Clinic
Close To Home Center on N. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 722-3535
FAX (614) 722-3546
Mondays 12:30 pm – 5:00pm
 
Outreach Clinics
 
Athens Outreach
278 W. Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
To schedule, call: (614) 592-4431
FAX (614) 594-9929
Held bimonthly on a Wednesday
 
Lima Outpatient Specialty Clinics
830 W. High Street, Suite 307
Lima, Ohio 45801
To schedule, call: (614) 722-3535
Fax referral to: (614) 722-3546
Office Phone: (419) 226-9694 or (800) 742-3208
4th Wednesday of the month
 
Marietta Outreach
Marietta City Health Department
304 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
To schedule, call: (740) 373-0611
FAX (740) 376-2008
Held bimonthly on a Wednesday
 
Waverly Outreach
Pike County General Health District
14050 US23 N
Waverly, Ohio 45690
To schedule, call: (614) 722-3535
Fax referral to: (614) 722-3546
Office Phone: (740) 947-7721
Office Fax (740) 947-1109
Held bimonthly on a Wednesday
 
Zanesville Outreach
Muskingham Valley Health Care
719 Adair Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
To schedule, call: (614) 722-3535
Fax referral to: (614) 722-3546
Held bimonthly on a Wednesday
 
Affiliated Specialty Clinics
 
22q Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 962-6373
 
Child Development Center
187 W. Schrock Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 355-8080
 
Complex Epilepsy Clinic (Epilepsy Center)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
 
Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 962-6366
Tues. 12:30 pm – 5 pm
 
Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
Outpatient Care Center, 5th Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-4766
Fax: (614) 722-4755
Tues PM, Wed PM, and Thurs PM
 
Down Syndrome Clinic (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 722-4050
 
Muscular Dystrophy Assoication(MDA)/Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Clinic
Outpatient Care Center, 1st Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 722-2203
Wednesdays
 
Myelomeningocele Clinic (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 722-4050
Friday AM
 
Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinic (Endocrinology)
Outpatient Care Center, 5th Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 722-4425
2nd Friday of the month
 
Williams Syndrome Clinic (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6200
FAX (614) 722-4000
Office phone (614) 722-4050
2nd Tuesday of the month

Resources

Research

McBride Reveals Common Molecular Mechanism         

Research conducted by Kim L. McBride, MD, MS, and colleagues reveals, for the first time, a common molecular mechanism for aortic valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Although all three conditions involve the left side of the heart, a molecular similarity between the three defects had not yet been identified.   

Genetics of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Malformations   

Learn about the Genetics of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Malformations" Research Study.

Molecular and Human Genetics Research News

Learn more about Molecular and Human Genetics research at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Department Highlights

Metabolic Consultation

 
Recently, the State of Ohio Department of Health enacted an expansion of our Newborn Screening Program that now screens babies for 36 different inherited disorders. Many of these conditions are exceedingly rare and require specialized testing and restricted diets or medications that are usually outside the realm of expertise for a typical pediatric practice.
 
The Metabolic Clinic at Children's Hospital is uniquely positioned to provide detailed and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations as well as long-term management for disorders of amino acid, carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism. The clinic is staffed by two Board-certified Biochemical Geneticists, a Metabolic nurse and two dietitians with extensive experience in the treatment of metabolic disease. On-site laboratory support includes capabilities for measuring amino acids, organic acids, and acylcarnitines, using state-of-the-art technology including tandem mass spectrometry. Patients with a wide variety of disorders including PKU, MUSD, galactosemia, glocogen storage diseases, mucopolysacharidoses, and urea cycle defects receive genetic counseling and coordinated care using a team approach in this clinic.
 
The Metabolic Clinic is held on Monday afternoons in Suite T4D at Nationwide Children's Hospital. For further information, or to make an appointment, please call (614) 722-3543
 

Medical Genetics and Combined Peds-Genetics Residencies

We currently have a two-year Medical Genetics and four-year combined Pediatrics/Medical Genetics residency program at our institution.  For more information about the program, feel free to visit the (http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/genetics-residency) Medical Genetics Residency web page.

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Genetics Clinic

Timken, 2nd Floor, TH2G

700 Children's Drive

Columbus, OH 43205

 

Phone: (614) 722-3535

Fax: (614) 722-3546


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