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Dr. Kimberly Ann Chapman, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue; Nw, Suite 4800
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kimberly Chapman's specialties are pediatric genetics and clinical biochemical genetics. Her areas of expertise include genetic issues. Dr. Chapman's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Holy Cross Health (Maryland), and Children's National Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Chapman attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Chapman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
106 Irving Street Nw, Suite 3800; Department of Ob/gyn
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Melissa Fries specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. She studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. She trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Fries has indicated that her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. Dr. Fries is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and MedStar Medical Group. Dr. Fries's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Kenneth Neil Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Suite #1950
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum specializes in genetics. Dr. Rosenbaum studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenbaum completed a residency program at Children's National Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rosenbaum is affiliated with Children's National Health System, Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, MD), and Shady Grove Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kristina Cusmano-Ozog is a specialist in genetics. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Cusmano-Ozog is affiliated with Children's National Medical Center.

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

Dr. Susan Black is a genetics specialist. She takes MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Black completed her residency training 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 Mandarin, Filipino, and Arabic.

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Dr. Amy Feldman Lewanda, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Suite #1950
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Amy Lewanda's area of specialization is genetics. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Children's National Health System. Dr. Lewanda attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lewanda completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Andrea Gropman's medical specialty is neurodevelopmental disabilities and genetics. She has a special interest in neurogenetic disorders. Dr. Gropman attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Clinical interests: Neurogenetic Disorders

Dr. Pranoot Tanpaiboon, MD
Specializes in Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Suite #1950
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Pranoot Tanpaiboon's specialty is clinical biochemical genetics. Clinical interests for Dr. Tanpaiboon include lysosomal storage disease. Dr. Tanpaiboon is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Holy Cross Health (Maryland). She takes Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. Dr. Tanpaiboon's education and training includes medical school at ChiangMai University Faculty of Medicine and residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a hospital affiliated with ChiangMai University. She is conversant in Thai.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Lysosomal Storage Disease

Dr. Gregory Thomas Ray, MD, PhD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
Joseph J. Buchino, Md & Associates Psc; Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington, Department of Pathology
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Gregory Ray is an Arlington, VA physician who specializes in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and molecular genetic pathology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Nicholas Ah Mew is a specialist in genetics. He works in Washington, DC. Dr. Ah Mew studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Medical Center.

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Dr. Alessandro Ghidini, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Clinical Cytogenetics
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Alessandro Ghidini practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and clinical cytogenetics in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Ghidini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Eyby Luz Leon Janampa, MD
Specializes in Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Eyby Leon Janampa is a medical specialist in clinical biochemical genetics. 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. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Disorders

Specializes in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Other, Pediatric Pathology, Cytopathology, Dermatological Immunology, Hematopathology
5514 Macarthur Boulevard Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Celeste Riley is a molecular genetic pathologist, public health physician, and pediatric pathologist. She honors Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Riley (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Dr. Dina J Zand, MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Dina Zand is a specialist in genetics. Dr. Zand is affiliated with Children's National Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jamie Lee Fraser, MD, PhD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jamie Fraser's medical specialty is genetics. She attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's National Medical Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for residency. Dr. Fraser is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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

Dr. Ayne Iafolla specializes in pediatric genetics and neonatology. Dr. Iafolla is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Medical Center and Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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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.
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