What patients and families need to know
Turner Syndrome Clinic
The Turner Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National aims to provide comprehensive care to girls with Turner syndrome. Turner syndrome is a genetic condition seen in girls who are missing all or part of an X chromosome.
Our clinical team includes specialists in endocrinology, cardiology, genetics, gynecology and psychology that work closely with a network of additional specialties at Children’s National, such as neuropsychology, ENT, audiology, orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology and dentistry to help families manage the medical and developmental needs of girls with this condition. Our goal is to treat, support and empower girls with Turner syndrome to achieve their full potential.
Choosing Children’s National for Turner Syndrome Care
Children’s National is home to some of the world’s leading pediatric endocrinology experts. We are the only program in the region with a specialized program for Turner syndrome, which ensures that your child will receive the best possible care for her condition.
Highlights of our program include:
- Top ranked program. Our Turner Syndrome Clinic is within the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 programs in the nation. Learn more.
- Multidisciplinary approach to care. Our monthly clinic enables new and established patients to meet with multiple pediatric specialists on the same day – in one convenient location – when they come for their annual follow-up. Meet the team.
- Diagnostic services. We provide laboratory and radiology services, as well as same day appointments for echocardiograms and audiology testing when feasible.
- Continuum of care. Our goal is to provide our patients with continuity of care and address multispecialty medical and developmental needs from birth until transition to adult care. Access our resources for families.
- Community outreach and advocacy. We partner with local advocacy groups for Turner syndrome and encourage families to participate in social and educational activities to improve awareness of this rare condition. Learn more about Turner syndrome.
The Turner Syndrome Clinic is held on the fourth Monday of every month at the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex. For more information about the clinic, and/or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Endocrinology and Diabetes team at 202-476-2121 or Oretha Johnson, RN, at 202-476-4037.
Turner Syndrome Clinic Team