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Clinical and Metabolic Genetics
Clinical and Metabolic Genetics

What we do

The division includes two sections: Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology, and Metabolic Genetics. In addition to daily general clinical genetic clinics, there are subspecialty outpatient clinics for cleft lip and palate, craniofacial genetics, multidisciplinary microdeletion 22q11, deafness, overgrowth, bone dysplasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telengiectasia (HHT), cystic fibrosis (CF), neurofibromatosis (NF), cardiac genetics, cancer genetics (with cancer genetics program), the multidisciplinary urogenital (MUG) clinic, neurogenetics and orthopaedic. The metabolic section has four half day genetic clinics weekly. Also, there are subspecialty outpatient clinics for PKU (biweekly), Gaucher disease, and mitochondrial disorders. In collaboration with SickKids laboratories, the Division has recommendations for carrier screening for Ashkenazi Jewish diseases. 

The division is heavily involved in several programs within the University of Toronto hospital network that include Cancer Genetics, Adult Genetics and Prenatal Diagnosis Programs.

The division uses excellent specialized laboratories facilities available at SickKids including molecular genetics, biochemical and cytogenetics as well as needed testing outside the country with prior arrangements.