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Related Care Services

The Children's National Rare Disease Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating your child's genetic, metabolic and/or undiagnosed disorders. Our specialists work in collaboration with primary care physicians and specialists from other divisions within Children's National in order to provide your child with the most integrated, personalized care.

Genetics and Metabolism

Cancer Genetics Program

Our cancer genetics experts help answer important questions about your child’s inherited risk for cancer.

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Cardiogenetics Program

We established the Cardiogenetics Program to help families with known or suspected inherited heart diseases receive early detection and treatment. 
Down Syndrome Clinic

Down Syndrome Clinic

Children's National Health System has the only dedicated Down syndrome clinic in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The clinic is a specialized program coordinated through the Rare Disease Institute.

Moving quickly matters most when something may not be right with an unborn baby. The Fetal Medicine Institute gets diagnosis and treatment advances to families faster.

Fetal Medicine Institute

The Fetal Medicine Institute at Children’s National in Washington, DC, provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.

Inherited Metabolic Disorders Program

Inherited Metabolic Disorders Program

The Inherited Metabolic Disorders Program at Children's National Health System has more than 600 active patients, making it one of the largest programs of its kind in the country.

Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program

Lysosomal Storage Disorders Program

Since the onset of enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher disease in 1990, Children’s National has been the regional center for the diagnosis and management of children and adults with lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs).

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Myelin Disorders Program

The Myelin Disorders Program at Children's National Health System provides comprehensive services for children with inherited white matter diseases.

Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

For more than 25 years, the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic has provided multidisciplinary care for infants, children, and young adults with various forms of skeletal disorders.