Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Children’s Hospital is a national leader in genetic care and research. Our place at the forefront of discovery allows us to quickly bring research results to patient care. We diagnose, counsel and treat patients with a wide range of genetic disorders, birth defects and developmental concerns.

Learning you or your child may have a genetic disorder can be difficult. Our genetic counselors are here to help. We will discuss your family history with you, and can inform you about risks of a genetic condition using lab tests. If we diagnose a genetic condition, we help you understand the disorder and provide resources.

We offer prenatal genetic counseling through the Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health and our board-certified genetic counselors.

Emergent inpatient consultations are provided 24 hours a day.

Conditions We Treat

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    Biotinidase deficiency
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    Birth defects
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    Connective tissue disease
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    Developmental delay
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    Galactosemia
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    Genetic syndromes
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    Huntington disease

Meet Your Care Team

Rizwan Hamid

Rizwan HamidMD, PhD, FAAP

    Adult Metabolic and Genetic Disorders, Genetics, Medical Genetics, Mitochondrial Disorders, Pediatric Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders
Jennifer A. Brault
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Jennifer A. BraultMD

    Genetics, Pediatric Neurology
Christopher A. Friedrich
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Christopher A. FriedrichSr, MD

    Medical Genetics
Thomas M. Morgan
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Thomas M. MorganMD

    Genetics
John A. Phillips

John A. PhillipsIII, MD

    Adult Metabolic and Genetic Disorders, Genetics, Medical Genetics, Newborn Screening, Pediatric Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders
Laura C. Duncan

Laura C. DuncanMS, CGC

    Adult Metabolic and Genetic Disorders, Developmental Delay, Genetic Counseling, Medical Genetics, Pediatric Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Undiagnosed Disease
Natalie N. Owen
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Natalie N. OwenCRNP, MSN

    Medical Genetics, Newborn Screening, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders
Amy K. Robertson

Amy K. RobertsonMSN, BSN, FNP

    Medical Genetics, Newborn Screening, Pediatric Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders, Undiagnosed Disease

Why Choose the Genetics and Genomic Medicine Program at Children's Hospital

  • Clinical expertise

    Our general genetics clinic serves children and adults. We provide testing, counseling, management options and resources for a wide range of conditions and genetic syndromes. Our expertise includes adult-onset disorders such as Huntington disease, hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis.

  • Personalized counseling

    Our counseling team offers risk assessment based on family or personal history as well as education and resources. With our help, you can make the right decisions for your family's genetic health and psychosocial needs.

  • Collaborative care

    Our team works with others across Vanderbilt Health to connect you to the expertise you and your family need. This includes prenatal counseling through Vanderbilt Women's Health. Cancer-related testing and counseling is offered through the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Locations (7)

2200 Children's Way, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
800 Weatherly Drive, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37043
100 West 4th Street, Suite 320
Cookeville, TN 38501
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2105 Edward Curd Lane, 2nd Floor
Franklin, TN 37067
262 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1155 Kennedy Drive, 2nd Floor
Murfreesboro, TN 37129