Babies born with differences in body structure, brain development, or body chemistry can have problems with health and development, school performance, or social interaction. Pediatric geneticists can help you understand your child’s condition, underlying causes (if known), and how to manage the effects and symptoms.
Genetics experts at University of Miami Health System specialize in providing comprehensive diagnosis, management, and treatment for genetic conditions. We use a compassionate, family-centered approach to give you and your child the care and support you need.
Conditions and Treatments
- Achondroplasia (dwarfism)
- Congenital (present at birth) heart conditions
- Cystic fibrosis
- Down syndrome
- Fetal alcohol syndrome
- Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Preconception genetic counseling
- Prenatal genetic testing
- Sickle cell disease
- Short or tall stature (height)
- Williams syndrome
Why Choose UHealth?
World-class health care for children. Children and families come from all over the world to receive top-quality care from our compassionate team of pediatric specialists. Your child gets personalized attention from doctors who are sought out for their expertise.
Research leads to better treatments for your child. Our pediatric specialists are involved in leading-edge research at one of the nation’s top medical schools, Miller School of Medicine. Your child has access to innovative treatments and procedures that aren’t as readily available at other facilities. Our team uses the latest technologies and research findings to give your child personalized care.
HealthySteps Program helps children meet milestones. All of our general pediatrics offices use the HealthySteps Program to ensure that children are developing appropriately for their age — physically, emotionally, and psychologically. When there are issues or concerns, we work closely with children and their families to connect them with support resources. We’re the only academic medical center in South Florida that has developmental and behavioral pediatric specialists on staff.
Recognized for our exceptional doctors. Many of our pediatric doctors are recognized as America’s Top Doctors® by Castle Connolly — doctors who are nominated by their peers as being the very best in their communities. We have more Top Doctors than any other health system in South Florida.
Affiliated with one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Our affiliate, Holtz Children’s Hospital, is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the southeastern United States. The hospital is ranked among the nation’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and nephrology.