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Dr. Andrea Lynne Gropman, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Andrea Gropman is a physician who specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and genetics. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Gropman graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Kimberly Ann Chapman, MD, PhD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue; Nw, Suite 4800
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kimberly Chapman works as a pediatric geneticist and clinical biochemical geneticist in Washington, DC. Dr. Chapman (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chapman include genetic issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Chapman performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Dr. Kenneth Neil Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum works as a pediatric geneticist. He has a special interest in down syndrome. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenbaum is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rosenbaum graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at Children's National Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Dr. Rosenbaum welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome

Dr. Kristina Patrice Cusmano Ozog, MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kristina Cusmano-Ozog is a genetics specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Cusmano-Ozog graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Dr. Pranoot Tanpaiboon, MD
Specializes in Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Pranoot Tanpaiboon's specialty is clinical biochemical genetics. In her practice, Dr. Tanpaiboon focuses on lysosomal storage disease. She honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University. Dr. Tanpaiboon speaks Thai. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Lysosomal Storage Disease

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
3800n Physicians Office Buildi; 106 Irving Street, Nw
Washington Dc, DC
 

Dr. Melissa Fries is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fries include prenatal diagnosis. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fries takes. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; APGO Outstanding Educator Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics; and Outstanding Staff Educator, Keesler Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Fries speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Fries is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Amy Feldman Lewanda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw; 1st Floor, West Wing, Suite 1950
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Amy Lewanda is a physician who specializes in pediatric genetics. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Lewanda performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Children's National Health System. Dr. Lewanda's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Marshall Lynn Summar, MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Marshall Summar works as a genetics specialist in Washington, DC. Dr. Summar is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, down syndrome, and diaphragmatic hernia. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Lysosomal ... (Read more)

Dr. Dina Jane Zand, MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw; Room 1950
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Dina Zand is a genetics specialist. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Zand is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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Dr. Nicholas Ah Mew, MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Nicholas Ah Mew is a genetics specialist in Washington, DC. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Ah Mew speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Dr. Gregory Thomas Ray, MD, PhD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
Joseph J. Buchino, Md & Associates Psc; Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington, Department of Pathology
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Gregory Ray practices molecular genetic pathology in Arlington, VA. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Neonatology
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Ayne Iafolla is a physician who specializes in pediatric genetics and neonatology. She is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Iafolla studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Iafolla trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Iafolla is affiliated with Western Maryland Health System, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and Washington Adventist Hospital.

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Dr. Eyby Luz L Leon Janampa, MD
Specializes in Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Eyby Leon Janampa's area of specialization is clinical biochemical genetics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include down syndrome. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center, Harlem Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Leon Janampa speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome

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Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Other, Pediatric Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology
5514 Macarthur Boulevard Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Celeste Riley is a molecular genetic pathology, pediatric pathology, and cytopathology specialist. Dr. Riley is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Riley (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Specializes in General Practice, Genetics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Nina Scribanu is a general practitioner, genetics specialist, and developmental behavioral pediatrician. She is especially interested in genetic issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Scribanu's residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scribanu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Scribanu's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

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Specializes in Genetics
106 Irving Street Nw; Po Box #3800 North Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Susan Black's specialty is genetics. The average patient rating for Dr. Black is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors MAMSI, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Black include: the University Entrance Scholar; McGill Red Wing Honor Society; and J. F. Williams Prize in Clinical Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Black (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic.

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What is Genetics?

Genetics is the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of genetically-linked or hereditary diseases. It includes both genetic counselors and medical geneticists, who may be involved in either patient care or research.

Medical geneticists are doctors who study genes and diseases that are caused by genes. There are many diseases linked to genetics, including:
  • Single gene disorders, the result of a single mutated gene. Examples include Huntington’s disease, which causes jerky movements, and sickle-cell anemia, where red blood cells have an abnormal, rigid shape.
  • Inborn metabolic disorders, which are a specific type of single gene disorder that results in abnormalities in the way the body chemically processes proteins, carbohydrates or fats. Some examples are Urea Cycle Disorder (where ammonia builds up in the body) and Gaucher’s Disease (where fatty substances build up in cells and organs).
  • Chromosomal disorders, where gene-carrying chromosomes do not pair up correctly or are missing. Some examples are Klinefelter Syndrome, a sex-chromosome disorder, and Down Syndrome.
  • Congenital abnormalities (commonly known as birth defects), which can be caused by genetic abnormalities. They also can happen because of illness or environmental exposure during pregnancy (such as with rubella), or for unknown reasons.
  • Other common diseases that have hereditary traits, such diabetes, autism, and some types of cancer.

Medical geneticists typically spend their career in research, although some treat or counsel patients. A patient may see a medical geneticist to obtain more information about their disorder or about how an inherited disorder might impact their family. The field of medical genetics includes the following four subspecialties:
  • Clinical Genetics: This overarching branch of medical genetics deals with the treatment and management of hereditary diseases.
  • Biomechanical Genetics: This branch deals with metabolic disorders, such as galactosemia and phenylketonuria.
  • Cytogenetics: This specialty deals with chromosomes and their associated diseases, as well as testing their structure and number.
  • Molecular Genetics: This specialty focuses on DNA, interpreting DNA sequencing and other tests, and relating DNA information to specific diseases.

Related to medical genetics is the field of genetic counseling. These healthcare professionals are not physicians, but they are educators who help patients interpret medical information about genetic risk, which can sometimes be difficult to understand or overwhelming. When families face the possibility of having a child with an inherited disease, genetic counselors educate them about their specific risks and options. They analyze patterns in family history and interpret the medical probability of a genetic disease occurring. They provide support and put families in contact with resources. Genetic counselors help families adapt to all of the implications that a hereditary disease can have in their life.