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Dr. Catherine M Bearce, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
9 Hope Avenue; Children's Hospital Waltham - Department of Medicine
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Nowak is a specialist in pediatric genetics. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Nowak is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nowak has received the following distinctions: **also Board Certified In Sub-specialty In; Clnical Genetics**; and 1995-Exceptional Children'S Physician Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Dr. Susan Perlmutter Pauker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Susan Pauker's medical specialty is pediatric genetics. Dr. Pauker's clinical interests encompass marfan syndrome. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pauker has received include Jonas Salk Memorial Award; March Of Dimes; Emmy Award; National Academy Of Arts And Sciences; and Franklin D Roosevelt Award; March Of Dimes. Dr. Pauker (or staff) speaks Sign Language. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Teaching, Marfan Syndrome

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
30 Warren Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Jane O'Brien practices pediatric genetics in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Brien include genetic disorders and autism. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. O'Brien completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. O'Brien has received include Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, 1991 Boston and Medical Center.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. O'Brien welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism

Dr. Sharon E Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
20 Hope Avenue; Bch Medical Office Building Suite 305
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Sharon Smith is a pediatric genetics specialist. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Genetics
355 Waverley Oaks Road; Suite 200
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Matthew Fickie practices pediatric genetics. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Fickie's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Fickie welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
697 Cambridge Avenue; Suite 302
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marsha Fearing's areas of specialization are pediatric genetics and clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Fearing obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. She has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.; Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Award.; and Recipient. Dr. Fearing is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Genetics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
40 2nd Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Susan Manea works as a pediatric geneticist and developmental pediatrician. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Manea is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Genetics, Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 Shire Way
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Gabriel Cohn is a specialist in genetics and obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Springfield, MA and Lexington, MA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Cohn attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He takes Medicaid insurance. Dr. Cohn's distinctions include: First Prize Paper; CREOG, APGO Annual Meeting; National Faculty Award For Excellence; and Resident Education, Creog. Dr. Cohn is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
30 Warren Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Alanna Burke practices pediatric genetics. She is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan insurance. Dr. Burke is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Burke trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Burke (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
40 Second Ave 520
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Rhonda Spiro's specialty is genetics. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
135 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Philip Reilly practices genetics. Dr. Reilly is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Reilly attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Clinical Cytogenetics, Other, Pediatric Genetics
51 Pinecroft Road
Weston, MA
 

Dr. Celeste Krauss' specialties are clinical cytogenetics and pediatric genetics. She practices in Weston, MA. Dr. Krauss studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Principle Investigator, Cystic Fibrosis Screening; Public Education Award, March Of Dimes; and Ob-Gyn Staff Achievement Award, Preconception. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Genetics
307 Waverley Oaks Road; Suite 101
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. David Margulies is a medical specialist in genetics. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Margulies is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He honors Medicaid insurance. He has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
56 Hobson Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Pierre Bitoun is a pediatric genetics specialist in Brighton, MA. Dr. Bitoun completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He honors Medicaid insurance. He has received the distinction of Physician Recognition Award (AMA). He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Genetics
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA
 

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Specializes in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Internal Medicine
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA
 

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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.