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Turner Syndrome Clinic

Contact number | 202-476-2121
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Level 4 Regional Resource Center

We are 1 of only 9 centers nationally and the only center in Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA) for providing excellent care to individuals with Turner syndrome (TS) and increasing knowledge about TS through research.

The Turner Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National aims to provide comprehensive care to children with Turner syndrome. Turner syndrome is a genetic condition seen in children born with female external genitalia 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 children with this condition. Our goal is to treat, support and empower children 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 their 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
  • Level 4 Regional Resource Center. We are 1 of only 9 centers nationally and the only center in Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA) for providing excellent care to individuals with TS and increasing knowledge about TS through research.
  • 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
  • Expertise in prenatal care. We partner with the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute to provide counseling and comprehensive diagnostic and supportive care to families who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Turner syndrome.
  • 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.

Contact Us

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

  • Roopa Kanakatti Shankar

    Roopa Kanakatti Shankar

  • Claire Buxton

    Claire Buxton

  • Eyby Leon Janampa

    Eyby Leon Janampa
    Medical Geneticist

  • Children's National Hospital

    Tazim Dowlut-McElroy

  • Jacqueline Maher

    Jacqueline Maher

  • Matthew Oetgen

    Matthew Oetgen
    Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    Spine, Hip and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist

  • Lyuba Gitman

    Lyuba Gitman

  • Kate Cilli

    Kate Cilli
    Genetic Counselor

  • Sarah Clauss

    Sarah Clauss
    Advanced Imaging Cardiologist

  •  Mary Donofrio

    Mary Donofrio
    Medical Director, Prenatal Cardiology Program
    Co-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program
    Advanced Imaging Cardiologist

  • Suma Goudar

    Suma Goudar
    Advanced Imaging Cardiologist

  • Wendy Ho

    Wendy Ho
    Prenatal Cardiac Genetic Counselor

  • Anita Krishnan

    Anita Krishnan
    Advance Imaging Cardiologist

  • Anne Lawrence

    Anne Lawrence
    Genetic Counselor

  • Laura Kenealy

    Laura Kenealy

  • Deborah Potvin

    Deborah Potvin

  • Srishti Rau

    Srishti Rau
    Assistant Training Director, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neuropsychology

  • Thomas Robinson

    Tommie L. Robinson JR
    Division Chief, Hearing and Speech

  • Daniel Casella

    Daniel Casella
    Director, Urology Fellowship
    Medical Director, Informatics for Surgery