We found 61 genetics specialists near Washington, DC.

Showing 1-16 of 61
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Kimberly Ann Chapman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue, Nw; Division of Genetics
Washington, DC

Dr. Kimberly Chapman specializes in pediatric genetics and clinical biochemical genetics and practices in Washington, DC. Her areas of expertise include genetic issues. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Holy Cross Health (Maryland). Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Chapman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Genetic Issues

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
106 Irving Street Northwest; Suite Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Melissa Fries works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and genetics specialist. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fries include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), fetal alcohol syndrome, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Fries's professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Fries's education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Multiple Pregnancy, Down Syndrome, Postpartum Thyroiditis, ... (Read more)

Kristina P CusmanoOzog MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Kristina Cusmano-Ozog works as a genetics specialist. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Cusmano-Ozog completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

Read more
Kenneth N Rosenbaum MD
Specializes in Genetics
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Suite #1950
Washington, DC

Dr. Kenneth Rosenbaum is a specialist in genetics. Dr. Rosenbaum's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Holy Cross Health (Maryland). He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's National Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Rosenbaum has an open panel.

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

Dr. Pranoot Tanpaiboon practices clinical biochemical genetics. She has a special interest in lysosomal storage disease. Dr. Tanpaiboon is in-network for 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. Dr. Tanpaiboon is conversant in Thai. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Holy Cross Health (Maryland). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, Lysosomal Storage Disease

Marshall Summar MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
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. Dr. Summar's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Summar include cleft lip and palate, clubfoot, and diaphragmatic hernia. He is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

Read more

Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Lysosomal Storage Disease, Clubfoot, Marfan Syndrome, Cr ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jamie Fraser's specialty is genetics. She attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fraser completed residency programs at Children's National Medical Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Fraser is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System.

Read more
Amy F Lewanda MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw; Suite #1950
Washington, DC

Dr. Amy Lewanda's area of specialization is genetics. Dr. Lewanda graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Holy Cross Health (Maryland). She is accepting new patients.

Read more
Dina J Zand MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Dina Zand is a genetics specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System. Dr. Zand is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program.

Read more

Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Sophia Hufnagel is a physician who specializes in genetics. Dr. Hufnagel's areas of expertise include craniofacial disorders. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Hufnagel attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

Read more

Clinical interests: Craniofacial Disorders

Dr Carlos Raul Ferreira Lopez MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Clinical Biochemical Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Carlos Ferreira Lopez is a physician who specializes in clinical biochemical genetics. He graduated from National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ferreira Lopez honors Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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

Dr. Nicholas Ah Mew's specialty is genetics. He is affiliated with Children's National Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Ah Mew attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Eyby Leon Janampa practices clinical biochemical genetics. Dr. Leon Janampa is affiliated with Children's National Health System and Inova Fairfax Hospital. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center, Harlem Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

Read more
Mendel Tuchman MD
Specializes in Genetics
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC

Dr. Mendel Tuchman specializes in genetics and practices in Washington, DC. Dr. Tuchman (or staff) speaks German and Italian. Dr. Tuchman is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

Read more
Jill Suzanne Fonda Allen MS
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
22nd & I Street, Nw; 5th Floor
Washington, DC

Ms. Jill Fonda Allen specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Areas of expertise for Ms. Fonda Allen include high risk pregnancy. Ms. Fonda Allen is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Read more

Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Pediatrics, Genetics
3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC

Dr. Nina Scribanu's specialty is genetics. Dr. Scribanu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Romania. She completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Scribanu (or staff) speaks Greek and French. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

Read more
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.