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Our specialists work with patients, their families and the Cancer Institute Tumor Board to make decisions that are the most appropriate for treatment and keep long-term impact as minimal as possible.
Medical genetics involves the study of inherited diseases. The field includes genetic counseling and testing, and their application to patient care in the practice of medicine.
How to Refer to Pediatric Biochemical Genetics, CHOC, Orange County
Our board-certified genetic specialists diagnose and manage common genetic conditions and birth defects, as well as have experience in very rare diseases.
Why is it important to do genetic testing during pregnancy? What types of genetic tests are there? Learn more about testing for genetic disorders while pregnant.
People with Ehlers-Danlos have a genetic defect in their connective tissue, which provides support to many body parts.
Dr. Virginia Kimonis specializes in genetics and clinical biochemical genetics. She treats kids and teens in Orange County.
Dr. Zadeh is a medical geneticist at CHOC and the associate director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Genetics Center.
Dr. Touran Zadeh is the director of genetics services and the director of the cleft/craniofacial program at CHOC.
Dr. Maureen Bocian is a medical geneticist specializing in the diagnosis and management of genetic syndromes, and birth defects.
An expert geneticist for more than 20 years, Dr. J. Jay Gargus is a physician who treats kids and teens in Orange County and specializes in genetics.
Genetic tests revealed a devastating rare condition called Niemann Pick C. The couple also learned there was no treatment for the disease.
Titus and Ely have what scientists call late infantile Batten disease, also known as CLN2. Dr. Raymond Wang has been working with the Bowmans at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in Orange, CA.
Dr. June-Anne Gold MBBS is a physician who treats kids and teens in Orange County and specializes in genetics.
Dr. Cristel Chapel-Crespo is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and treats kids and teens with metabolic disorders.
In Grand Rounds, Dr Chopra will educate other physicians and medical professionals on Chronic Pediatric Pain, especially in regards to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
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The CHOC Neurofibromatosis Program has existed for more than 30 years and offers specialists in every area needed to treat this condition.
CRISPR is a sort of “molecular scissors” that allows scientists to cut out and insert custom genetic code into DNA strands.
Although there are many factors related to the development of spina bifida, research has found that folic acid can help prevent neural tube defects.
CHOC offers one of the few programs in the nation that treats children with Batten disease, also known as, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL).
Learning a child may have congenital heart defect (also referred to as congenital heart disease) is scary, and figuring out where that child will receive treatment for his or her condition can be one of the biggest decisions a parent can make.
CHOC is designated by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance to treat children with tuberous sclerosis, a rare disorder causing epilepsy and growths inside organs.
Children may have blood tests to help their doctor evaluate their illness, or to help monitor their health after surgery.
Wang moved on to CHOC, where many patients come in with a laundry list of symptoms that defy explanation.