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Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Medical Genetics, 1994
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1991
    Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1989
    Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • MD, 1988
    Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • BS, 1984
    Cornell University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Med. Genetics/Clinical Genetics

National Provider ID: 1467488049


Amy Lewanda, M.D., joined Children's National Hospital as a faculty member in 1994 after finishing her medical genetics training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the same year. She has served as a faculty member in medical genetics in the Inova health system. Dr. Lewanda is the co-director of the Down Syndrome Clinic. Dr. Lewanda’s research focuses on health outcomes for patients with Down Syndrome, and pediatric to adult transitions for genetics patients.

Testing for interaction between maternal smoking and TGFA genotype among oral cleft cases born in Maryland 1992-1996

(1997) The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal

No evidence of linkage of cleft lip with or without cleft palate to the transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF) locus in two ethnically different populations

(1997) Human Heredity

Phenotypic discordance in a family with monozygotic twins and non-syndromic cleft lip and palate

(1996) American Journal of Medical Genetics

Evidence for an association between markers on chromosome 19q and non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate in two groups of multiplex families

(1996) Human Genetics

Two craniosynostotic patients with 11q deletions and a review of 48 cases

(1995) American Journal of Medical Genetics

Genetics of Craniofacial Disorders

(1994) Current Opinion in Pediatrics

Evidence that the Saethre-Chotzen syndrome locus lies between D7S664 and D7S507, by genetic analysis and detection of a microdeletion in a patient

(1994) American Journal of Human Genetics

Two craniosynostotic loci, Crouzon and Jackson-Weiss, map to chromosome 10q23-26

(1994) Genomics

Genetic heterogeneity among craniosynostosis syndromes: Mapping the Saethre-Chotzen syndrome locus between D7S513 and D7S516 and exclusion of Jackson-Weiss and Crouzon syndrome loci from 7p

(1994) Genomics

Cytogenetic survey of Apert syndrome: Re-evaluation of a translocation t(2;9)(p1.2q34.2) in a patient suggests the two are not related

(1993) American Journal of Diseases of Children

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