We found 72 genetics specialists near Washington, DC.

Showing 1-16 of 72
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Andrea Lynne Gropman, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Andrea Gropman is a medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities and genetics. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System. She is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Gropman is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Gropman completed residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

Read more
Dr. Kimberly Ann Chapman, MD, PhD
Specializes in 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. She has a special interest in genetic issues. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Chapman attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Chapman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

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

Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Before performing his residency at Children's National Medical Center, Dr. Rosenbaum attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenbaum include down syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Rosenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Down Syndrome

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

Dr. Kristina Cusmano-Ozog specializes in genetics. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cusmano-Ozog trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She accepts Medicaid insurance. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Pranoot Tanpaiboon's area of specialization is clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Tanpaiboon's clinical interests include lysosomal storage disease. She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Tanpaiboon is open to new patients. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Thai.

Read more

Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Lysosomal Storage Disease

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

Dr. Melissa Fries is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics specialist. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Fries's clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fries has received the following distinctions: 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis

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

Dr. Marshall Summar is a genetics specialist in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, down syndrome, and diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Summar is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

Read more

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 area of specialization is pediatric genetics. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lewanda completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Lewanda accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Lewanda speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Children's National Health System. She is accepting new patients.

Read more
Dr. Reem Saadeh-Haddad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Reem Saadeh-Haddad's medical specialty is pediatric genetics. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Saadeh-Haddad attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saadeh-Haddad has received the distinction of Margaret Ellen Nielson Fellowship Award, Johns Hopkins University. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more
Featured Message: Call for an Appointment
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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's National Health System and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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

Dr. Nicholas Ah Mew, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in genetics. Dr. Ah Mew graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in French. Dr. Ah Mew is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

Read more
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 specializes in molecular genetic pathology. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ray's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center.

Read more

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

Dr. Susan Black works as a genetics specialist. She takes MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Black trained at Ochsner Medical Center for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: 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.

Read more

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

Dr. Ayne Iafolla specializes in pediatric genetics and neonatology. She is professionally affiliated with Western Maryland Health System, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and Washington Adventist Hospital. She honors Medicaid insurance. Dr. Iafolla obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Read more

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. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Riley graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Riley (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

Read more
Dr. Eyby Luz 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. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Harlem Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Leon Janampa attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Down Syndrome

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.