KU School of Medicine-Wichita Pediatrics, Genetics and Metabolic Diseases Division
The KU Wichita Pediatrics Genetics and Metabolic Diseases division provides services related to the diagnosis and management of genetic conditions and metabolic diseases. Our team of highly qualified providers includes board-certified pediatricians, a genetic counselor, a metabolic dietitian and nurses.
We provide inpatient and outpatient evaluations for:
- Pediatric Genetics: Infants and children with birth defects, developmental delays, seizures, autism or other health problems are referred to us to determine if a genetic condition is the cause of medical concern. A pediatric genetic evaluation can help parents understand the reason for their child's special health care needs, inform whether the child needs other medical evaluations and whether the condition may occur again in the family.
- Prenatal Genetics: Evaluations can also be done prenatally if a fetus is detected to have birth defects or if there is a family history of a genetic condition. A prenatal genetic consult can help prepare parents for the outcome after delivery.
Kansas is underserved for genetic services and our team is passionate about developing innovative models in the delivery of genetic services to this region. We offer genetic services that are not available elsewhere in our region via telemedicine and through our primary genetic evaluation clinic. Read more about our unique genetic service delivery model here.
We are committed to providing high-quality, family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for children. We are also dedicated to educating resident physicians and medical students at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.