The Children’s National Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic, formerly known as the Differences (or Disorders) of Sexual Development Clinic, provides specialized diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services for children with a variety of rare and complex diseases. The team provides individualized care for patients, ranging from prenatal diagnoses to adolescence.
The clinic is led by Veronica Gomez-Lobo, M.D., who works closely with specialists in pediatric urology, gynecology, genetics and psychiatry to create an individual care plan for every patient and family.
Conditions treated in the PROUD Clinic include:
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)
- 5 alpha reductase deficiency
- Complete or partial gonadal dysgenesis
- Klinefelter syndrome
- Kallmann syndrome
- Turner syndrome
- XX Testicular DSD
- Ovotesticular DSD
- Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome
- Sex-chromosome mosaicism
- Testosterone synthesis defects
Our services include genetic counseling, genetic testing, surgical reconstruction, hormonal therapy and psychological and psychosocial support.
Children’s National is part of the Disorders of Sex Development Translational Research Network (DSD-TRN), a NIH-supported group of medical centers working to improve knowledge about and care for patients with DSD.
A Clinic to Meet the Needs of Families
Every month, Children’s National brings together the Proud Clinic's team of experts to meet with patients and their families. The team specializes in treating differences of sexual development, and provides families with resources and expertise in a compassionate environment. The clinic is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.
For more information about the PROUD Clinic, please contact our Endocrinology team at 202-476-5631 or Tammy Middleton-Walker, RN, at 202-476-4187.