Children’s Hospital Colorado
Neurogenetic Multidisciplinary Clinic
Anschutz Medical Campus
at Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Wendy Chung, M.D., Ph.D. is a clinical and molecular geneticist and the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in genetics. Dr. Chung directs NIH funded research programs in human genetics of birth defects including congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital heart disease, and esophageal atresia, autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy, obesity, diabetes, and breast cancer. She leads the Precision Medicine Resource in the Irving Institute at Columbia University. Read more…
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Watch Informational Session
Dr. Scott Demarest and Dr. Margarita Saenz (clinic co-directors), along with Tristen Dinkel (nurse coordinator) to learn what to expect from the Neurogenetics Multidisciplinary Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Families begin the day in Neurology clinic for cognitive assessments with our Neuropsychologist. Next, they see providers in the Special Care Clinic – a pediatrician with expertise in complex and chronic conditions and a pediatric-focused registered dietician. Finally, they are seen in our multi-disciplinary clinic space, with assessments by a Neurologist, Genetics, doctor of Rehabilitative medicine, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. The nurse coordinator plans out the clinic day in advance and communicates with family to make sure the schedule for the day is clear and feasible for the child.
Families can prepare for what is a long day at the hospital by: bringing snacks and/or meals and feeding supplies, communication devices, orthotics and anything needed to get child comfortably through the day. Our goal is to help your child leave the day with a plan of care that streamlines and optimizes their medical and therapy cares. We recognize that this will be a long day, but we hope to bring together an expert team for your child’s rare condition, and efficiently offer you the best advice to improve your child’s quality of life. We anticipate most patients being seen once a year in multi-disciplinary clinic.
How to schedule your visit?
Please contact us with your child’s name, birthdate, your preferred phone number, insurance card(s) and genetic testing results. Tristen Dinkel, Nurse Coordinator- Phone- 720-777-7453, Fax- Attn: 8P Clinic, Fax: 720-478-7103, email – BNDP@childrenscolorado.org
Meet the Team – Neurogenetic Clinic
Dr. Margarita Saenz
Special Care Clinic
Special Care Clinic
Andrea Miele, PhD
Kilby Mann, MD
Lauren Treat, MD
Ann Reynolds, MD