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

Dr. Andrea Gropman works as a genetics specialist and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Gropman attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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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. Dr. Chapman (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. She has a special interest in genetic issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Chapman studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She 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's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. His clinical interests encompass down syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenbaum accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenbaum completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 practices genetics. Dr. Cusmano-Ozog's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's National Health System and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She takes Medicaid insurance.

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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 specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fries's areas of expertise include prenatal diagnosis. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Fries trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Dr. Fries is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prenatal Diagnosis

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 accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University. She speaks Thai. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Dr. Tanpaiboon is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lysosomal Storage Disease

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. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Lewanda takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Children's National Health System. Dr. Lewanda 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 is a medical specialist in genetics. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, down syndrome, and diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Summar is affiliated with Children's National Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 practices genetics. Dr. Zand is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Before completing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Zand attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Nicholas Ah Mew's specialty is genetics. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Ah Mew attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ah Mew speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Dr. Sugganth Daniel, MD
Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology
900 23rd Street Nw; Basement Level
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sugganth Daniel is a medical specialist in molecular genetic pathology. He is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. Dr. Daniel accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for his residency.

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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 specializes in molecular genetic pathology and practices in Arlington, VA. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Ray attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ray is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Ayne Iafolla works as a pediatric geneticist and neonatologist. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Iafolla honors Medicaid insurance. She 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. Her areas of expertise include down syndrome. Dr. Leon Janampa 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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Leon Janampa's professional affiliations include 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 medical specialist in molecular genetic pathology, pediatric pathology, and cytopathology. Dr. Riley (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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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. Her areas of expertise include genetic issues. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scribanu takes. Dr. Scribanu completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scribanu (or staff) speaks Greek and French. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Scribanu is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

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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.