Comprehensive. Coordinated. Compassionate. Every Child With 22q has Unique Needs.
Outcomes for patients with 22q deletion syndrome
The 22q Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides children and their families, from here and around the world, with access to a multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians who understand these special needs.
Under the joint directorship of Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FACS, FAAP, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and speech scientist Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP, the 22q Center team provides comprehensive individualized diagnostic and management services in Genetics, Cardiology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Speech and Language Pathology, Developmental Pediatrics, Immunology, Neuropsychology, Behavioral Health, Audiology, Otolaryngology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neurology, Orthopedics and Psychiatry to patients with 22q Deletion Syndrome.
Our Philosophy of CareThe 22q Center's multidisciplinary team works together with families of children diagnosed with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome to provide diagnosis and early intervention services in order to optimize care and provide the best outcomes for every child.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of individuals who are internationally recognized as leaders in their specialties. We work with closely with each family to develop individualized care plans that allow each child to reach his or her full potential.
Coordinated Care of Children with 22q Deletion SyndromeEach child with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome faces unique challenges. Given the wide spectrum of medical, developmental, and psychological needs of affected patients, optimal treatment requires an individualized and comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment by a team of experts who understand the unique needs of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome patients.
All new patients evaluated by the 22q Center team undergo thorough pre-visit screening in order to prepare a comprehensive evaluation plan to address their individual needs. The Center’s staff coordinates each child’s appointments, allowing families to see all necessary specialists in just a few days. Our Welcome Center supports the unique needs of patients and families arriving from out-of-town, including housing, transportation, financial information and other resources. Once all clinical evaluations have been completed, our 22q Center team meets face-to-face in order to develop a coordinated plan of care for each patient.
Richard Kirschner is the chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and director of the Cleft Lip and Palate-Craniofacial Center.
Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech scientist, craniofacial speech pathologist and director of the Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Program.
Connect with our team and other Nationwide Children's Hospital patient families.
We've established a Cleft Lip and Palate Support Group here at the hospital. Sign up if you'd like to be added to the list for more information.
At Nationwide Children's, the plastic surgeon leads an integrated, nationally recognized team of experts that provides a wide range of services, including:
- Developmental Pediatrics
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Plastic Surgery
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Social Work
Our team is actively engaged in clinical research that aims to help professionals and families understand more about the 22q deletion and its impact on affected children. Through such investigative efforts, we will learn how best to care for our patients and how to best help them live healthy and productive lives.
Inside the 22q Center
Meet Our Team
Our 22q Center team is multidisciplinary and composed of expert clinicians from various specialties.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Learn what to expect before, during and after your 22q Center visit.
Research and Innovation
Our team is actively engaged in clinical research that aims to help professionals and families understand more about the 22q deletion and its impact on affected children.
Support Group Information
We are currently establishing a 22q Deletion Syndrome Support Group here at Nationwide Children's.
When Grant was born he was in respiratory distress and required immediate medical attention. The neonatal nurses rushed in to save him and then admitted him to the NICU.
More 22q Center
22q Deletion Syndrome: Why Team Care is the Best Care
Children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q) and related disorders, such as 22q11.2 duplication syndrome, have unique medical, developmental, and behavioral health needs that must be addressed by a variety of specialists beyond the traditional medical care model.
PediaCast 226: All About 22q
Join Dr. Mike for a comprehensive look at the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Dr Richard Kirschner and Dr Adriane Baylis join us to discuss the nuts and bolts of this common disorder.
What We Wish “Grey’s” Knew About 22q
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