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Pediatric Genetics

The Pediatrics Genetics Division of The Brooklyn Hospital Center Department of Pediatrics provides state-of-the art services for prenatal diagnosis and carrier screening. A wide range of people may benefit from the genetic services.

Genetic Services

  • Assistance with children with mental disabilities, developmental delays, learning disabilities and growth problems

  • Diagnosis of suspected genetic syndromes 

  • Assessment of children with known or suspected genetic syndromes

Patients who should be referred for genetic evaluation include:

  • unexplained developmental/speech delays or mental retardation

  • small head size (microcephaly)

  • children with drug or alcohol exposure in utero

  • children with a family history of children with developmental/speech delays, or a family history of chromosome abnormality

  • Marfan syndrome (a connective tissue disorder)

  • tall stature

  • spider hands

  • joint laxity (double jointed)

  • heart murmurs

  • pigeon breast

  • scoliosis

Patients who should also be referred for genetic consultation include parents who have a child with congenital malformations (cleft lip and/or palate, congenital heart, congenital dislocated hips, etc.) or a family history of children with problems, or multiple pregnancy losses. 

Contact and Location

Maynard Building - Suite 9E
240 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250 - 6911