Genetics (Molecular and Human) :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Genetics (Molecular and Human)

Genetics provides diagnostic evaluations for patients with known or suspected genetic diseases, genetic and prenatal counseling for families and treatment of genetics disorders, especially inborn errors of metabolism. Clinical services are supported in part by the Ohio Department of Health as a Regional Genetics Center of the State of Ohio, Region IV.

Our Clinics

Genetics Clinic
Tower Building, 4th Floor, Suite D
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-3535
FAX (614) 722-3546

Metabolic Clinic
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-3543
FAX (614) 722-3546

Craniofacial Clinic
Outpatient Care Center, 2nd Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-5800
FAX (614) 722-6560
Tues. 12:30 pm – 5 pm

Athens Outreach
278 W. Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
To schedule, call: (614) 592-4431
FAX (614) 594-9929

Dublin Genetics Clinic
Dublin Medical Office Building
5665 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 722-3535
FAX (614) 722-3546
Tues. 8 am – 12 pm

Suite 307
Lima, Ohio 45801
(419) 226-9694 or (800) 742-3208

Marietta Outreach
Marietta City Health Department
304 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
To schedule, call: (740) 373-0611
FAX (740) 376-2008

Marysville Close To Home Center
100 Colemans Crossing Blvd.
Marysville, Ohio 43040
Phone: (937) 578-7600
Fax: (937) 578-7610

Muskingum Valley Health Center
716 Adair Ave.
Zanesville, OH 43701
(614) 722-3535
FAX (614) 722-3546

Waverly Outreach
Pike County General Health District
14050 US23 N
Waverly, Ohio 45690
To schedule, call: (614) 722-3535
Fax referral to: (614) 722-3546
Office Phone: (740) 947-7721
Office Fax (740) 947-1109

Zanesville Outreach
Muskingham Valley Health Care
719 Adair Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
To schedule, call: (614) 722-3535
Fax referral to: (614) 722-3546



McBride Reveals Common Molecular Mechanism         

Research conducted by Kim L. McBride, MD, MS, and colleagues reveals, for the first time, a common molecular mechanism for aortic valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Although all three conditions involve the left side of the heart, a molecular similarity between the three defects had not yet been identified.   

Genetics of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Malformations   

Learn about the Genetics of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Malformations" Research Study.

Molecular and Human Genetics Research News

Learn more about Molecular and Human Genetics research at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Department Highlights

Metabolic Consultation

Recently, the State of Ohio Department of Health enacted an expansion of our Newborn Screening Program that now screens babies for 29 different inherited disorders. Many of these conditions are exceedingly rare and require specialized testing and restricted diets or medications that are usually ourside the realm of expertise for a typical pediatric practice.

The Metabolic Clinic at Children's Hospital is uniquely positioned to provide detailed and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations as well as long-term management for disorders of amino acid, carbohydrate and fatty acid metabolism. The clinic is staffed by two Board-certified Biochemical Geneticists, a Metabolic nurse and two dietitians with extensive experience in the treatment of metabolic disease. On-site laboratory suppor includes capabilities for measuring amino acids, organic acids, and acylcarnitines, using state-of-the-art technology including tandem mass spectrometry. Patients with a wide variety of disorders including PKU, MUSD, galactosemia, glocogen storage diseases and urea cycle defects receive genetic counseling and coordinated care using a team approach in this clinic.

The Metabolic Clinic is held on Monday afternoons in Suite C on the 5th floor of the Outpatient care Center at Children's Hospital. For further information, or to make an appointment, please call (614) 722-3543

The Central Ohio Registry for Autism      

Learn more about the Central Ohio Registry for Autism (CORA) and help Nationwide Children's examine the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Visit the Central Ohio Registry for Autism (CORA) webpage.               

New Multidisciplinary Clinic for Prader-Willi           

The Section of Molecular and Human Genetics created a new multidisciplinary clinic for Prader-Willi, Angelman and Russell-Silver syndrome patients. Also, a five year Medical Genetics/Pediatrics residency training program received approval and a curriculum already has been developed.   


contact info

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Myelomeningocele Clinic
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Timken, 3rd Floor
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205

Phone: (614) 722-5725
Fax: (614) 722-4966

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Fast Facts

July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

Total Discharges: 46
Inpatient Discharges: 35
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 11
Total Patient Days*: 90
Average Length of Stay*: 2.6
Average Daily Census*: 0.2
Inpatient Consults: 314
Canal Winchester Genetics Clinic Visits: 51
Cardiogenetics Clinic Visits: 56
Dublin Genetics Clinic Visits: 354
Genetics Clinic Visits: 1,806
Lima Genetics Clinic Visits: 34

*Excludes Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Cases.

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