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At University of Miami Health System, we are on the forefront of genetics and precision medicine for our adult and pediatric patients. This means we use comprehensive testing to identify the exact cause of a variety of health conditions, such as autism, birth defects, glaucoma, deafness, connective tissue disorders, hereditary cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our genetics team always strives to provide personalized treatment based on you or your child's own, unique genes. We also conduct groundbreaking research to improve your care now and into the future.

Why Choose UHealth?

A national leader in precision medicine.  As leaders in precision medicine, we have been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of 10 sites in the country to participate in the All of Us Research Program. This program finds new ways to deliver personalized care by considering your particular lifestyle, health conditions, and genetics. As one of our patients, you can help change the future of health care and precision medicine, helping future generations receive the specialized care they need.

Breakthrough genetics research. Our team of board-certified clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and genetic researchers lead NIH-funded research into a variety of genetic conditions — including rare and complex conditions. This year, our genetics team has been awarded numerous grants and funding from the NIH and is ranked eighth in the country for NIH funding. This means when you come to our experts, you have access to the most advanced tests and treatments for your genetic condition, based on the latest evidence.

Highly specialized genetic testing. Not all genetic tests are available in a doctor’s office. Genetic tests are often complex and require special expertise to interpret. Our expert genetics team is connected to a large network of physicians across the globe, helping you receive advanced tests only available in research labs. These tests better pinpoint the exact cause of your genetic conditions. Our clinical geneticists and genetic counselors provide you with education before a test is performed and after the results come back. Because genetic tests can be costly, our dedicated team of experts also helps you and your family navigate components of health insurance coverage.

A team approach to your care. Our clinical geneticists (medical doctors who specialize in genes and heredity) work alongside expert physicians in oncology, neurology, pediatrics, cardiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and other specialties to give you the most comprehensive care in South Florida — all in one place. Whether you receive care in our multidisciplinary clinics or a general clinic, we ensure you receive personalized treatment specific to your needs. Our dedicated genetic counselors, medical geneticists, and other medical staff support you and your family in all steps of your medical journey.

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