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Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics

Genetics touches virtually every medical condition and the need for genetics knowledge is expanding. Physicians who can diagnose genetic illnesses and analyze genetic disease data are in short supply. Just a short decade ago, we began our quest to enhance our ability to provide this very specialized care for patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, autism, birth defects, mental retardation and extremely rare genetic conditions.

Today, hundreds of Oklahoma children are receiving sophisticated treatments and prevention measures to ensure a better health outcome for Oklahoma’s children. Genetic counselors assist individuals and families in understanding the diagnosis, treatment and management of a genetic disorder. When appropriate, they may refer patients to a specialist for treatment of a specific condition.

The geneticist team provides comprehensive evaluations and testing for genetic, familial and congenital disorders, including:

  • - Birth defects
  • - Neurofibromatosis
  • - Connective tissue disorders
  • - Cancer predisposition
  • - Neurological conditions
  • - Hearing loss
  • - Skeletal disorders
  • - Syndromes of multiple malformations
  • - Inborn errors of metabolism
  • - Chromosome abnormalities
  • - Developmental delay or mental retardation
  • - Unexplained pregnancy loss (miscarriage)
  • - Family history of specific genetic condition
For more information please visit Children's Genetic at OU Medicine. 

Medical Genetics Doctors

Dr. Sanjay Bidichandani,
MBBS, Ph.D.

Claire Gordon Duncan Chair
Medical Genetics
Caring for children with genetic disorders

 

Klaas J. Wierenga, MD, MSc, FACMG

McLaughlin Family Chair
Medical Genetics
Caring for children with genetic disorders

John J.
Mulvihill, M.D.

Kimberly V. Talley Chair
Medical Genetics
Caring for children with genetic disorders