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

Dr. Andrea Gropman's areas of specialization are neurodevelopmental disabilities and genetics. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System. 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. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric genetics and clinical biochemical genetics. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her areas of expertise include genetic issues. Dr. Chapman accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Chapman (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Chapman's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Dr. Melissa Howard Fries, MD, PhD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
3800n Physicians Office Buildi; 106 Irving Street, Nw
Washington Dc, DC
 

Dr. Melissa Fries is a perinatologist and genetics specialist. She speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Fries is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fries include: 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis

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

Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum works as a pediatric geneticist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenbaum include down syndrome. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rosenbaum attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's National Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. His practice is open to 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's area of specialization is genetics. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Cusmano-Ozog is in-network for Medicaid insurance.

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

Dr. Pranoot Tanpaiboon is a specialist in clinical biochemical genetics. She has a special interest in lysosomal storage disease. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Dr. Tanpaiboon honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Tanpaiboon has an open panel. She attended ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University. She speaks Thai.

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Clinical interests: Lysosomal Storage Disease

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

Dr. Marshall Summar specializes in genetics. Dr. Summar is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, down syndrome, and diaphragmatic hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Summar attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Amy Lewanda's specialty is pediatric genetics. Dr. Lewanda accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. 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. Dina Jane Zand, MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw; Room 1950
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Dina Zand is a specialist in genetics. Dr. Zand attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish. She 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 medical specialist in genetics. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Ah Mew attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Ah Mew speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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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. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes MAMSI, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Black attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Her distinctions include: the University Entrance Scholar; McGill Red Wing Honor Society; and J. F. Williams Prize in Clinical Medicine. Dr. Black (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic.

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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 is a molecular genetic pathologist. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ray is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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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 is a clinical biochemical geneticist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leon Janampa include down syndrome. Her professional affiliations include Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center, Harlem Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome

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

Dr. Ayne Iafolla specializes in pediatric genetics and neonatology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Maryland Health System, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and Washington Adventist Hospital. She honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Iafolla attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Iafolla trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Celeste Riley works as a molecular genetic pathologist, pediatric pathologist, and cytopathologist. Dr. Riley accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Riley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Brendan Lanpher is a specialist in clinical biochemical genetics. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lanpher is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Mayo Clinic.

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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.