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Dr. Barbara Kay Burton, MD
Specializes in Genetics
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Burton is a physician who specializes in genetics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Burton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Burton is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Neurogenetic Disorders, Genetic Issues, Lysosomal Storage Disease, Connective Tissue Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Martin Charrow, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Pathology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joel Charrow is a physician who specializes in pathology and clinical biochemical genetics. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He has indicated that his clinical interests include fabry disease. Dr. Charrow takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Charrow's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Birth Defects, Metabolic Disorders, Tay-Sachs Disease, Fabry Disease

Dr. George E Hoganson Jr., MD
Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
1801 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Hoganson specializes in clinical molecular genetics, pediatric genetics, and clinical biochemical genetics and practices in Chicago, IL and Peoria, IL. Dr. Hoganson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Illinois. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Hoganson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoganson takes. Dr. Hoganson has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Edith Jacobson Chernoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
East 65th Street at Lake Michigan
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edith Chernoff is a genetics specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of down syndrome, chronic illness, and failure to thrive. Dr. Chernoff is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Chronic Illness, Failure to Thrive

Dr. Brad Angle, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
225 E. Chicago Avenue; #59
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brad Angle practices genetics in Chicago, IL. Dr. Angle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Angle is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Taya Jo Fallen, MS
Specializes in Genetics
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 880
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Taya Fallen is a genetics specialist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Zohra Shad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
1801 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Zohra Shad sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric genetics. Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. She attended Dow University of Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Arzu Soybilgic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Rheumatology
1801 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arzu Soybilgic is a physician who specializes in pediatric genetics and pediatric rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: raynaud's, kawasaki disease, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Soybilgic attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Lupus, Raynaud's, Kawasaki Disease

Catherine Ann Wicklund, MS
Specializes in Genetics
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1280
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Catherine Wicklund is a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Rachel E Pothast, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Rm 5-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Rachel Pothast practices genetics. Ms. Pothast is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Olivia J Hess, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; 05-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Olivia Hess works as a genetics specialist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Ms. Hess is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Gwendolyn Steffen Connor, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Rm 5-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Gwendolyn Connor works as a genetics specialist in Chicago, IL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Ms. Connor is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Megan M Hinton, MS
Specializes in Genetics
250 E Superior Street; Suite 05-2221
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Megan Hinton practices genetics in Chicago, IL. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Hinton is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Sara Marie Spencer, MS
Specializes in Genetics
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 14-200
Chicago, IL
 

Ms. Sara Spencer's specialty is genetics. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.