Prader Willi Syndrome Clinic :: Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus, Ohio

Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinic

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital by a multidisciplinary team. We emphasize early intervention and a proactive approach to assessment of and treatment for the possible complications that can be associated with PWS. Our team includes an endocrine nurse coordinator, endocrinologists, a geneticist, a genetic counselor and a dietitian that attend each PWS Clinic. We have a close relationship with clinicians from a number of supporting disciplines, and our patients referred to Ophthalmology, ENT, Sleep Medicine, Behavioral Health, Urology, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy and Dermatology as needed.

Services Available

Endocrinology Physician

  • Will assess growth and development of newborns through young adult
  • Determines age appropriate and individual treatment plans for your child
  • Evaluates bone health, scoliosis and reproductive health
  • Directs growth hormone therapy and other endocrine replacement hormones

Endocrine Nurse Coordinator

  • Provides education for families
  • Coordinates individual patient care
  • Assists families with all aspects of growth hormone therapy

Genetics Physician

  • Makes diagnosis in newborn period
  • Directs the ordering of appropriate testing
  • Educates regarding PWS and explains test results
  • Discusses specialized care needs with families and the PWS team

Genetic Counselor

  • Educates each family about PWS
  • Supplies support group information
  • Sends comprehensive counseling letter to families


  • Provides nutrition counseling and recommendations
  • Assists in developing a nutrition care plan to meet each family’s needs

Endocrine Fellow

  • Designs and conducts research efforts

To Make a Referral:

To schedule a new patient appointment or to make a referral please call (614) 722-4436.
Patients will be seen the 2nd Friday of each month.

contact info

Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinic
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-4436

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000