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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 1994
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1991
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 1989
    Mount Sinai Hospital
  • MD, 1988
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • BS, 1984
    CORNELL University-The JOHNSON School

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Medical Genetics & Genomics
  • American Board of Medical 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.

Research & Publications

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