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Department of Medical Genetics

The Department of Medical Genetics offers comprehensive diagnostic services as well as counseling and management for patients with genetic disorders and congenital anomalies. We offer Clinical Diagnosis and Genetic Counseling. Clinical Genetics is a consultation service offered to all patients with genetic disorders or birth defects. Headed by a clinical geneticist and aided by trained genetic counselors, a multidisciplinary approach to care is planned for each affected child.

Genetic counseling is provided to the patients and their families educating them about the implications of their test results, the nature of the disorder and options for management.

Down Syndrome Clinic (DSC)

This unique clinic (1st of its kind in the nation) was planned to bring together different specialties to care for the children with Down syndrome. The clinic acts as a resource for information to all the families with affected children. Today, over 500 children with Down syndrome are registered in this clinic and are being followed up regularly.

KTIS – KKCTH Teratogen Information Services was started in 3rd January 2010 to provide a free service about information on Teratogens to both public and medical professionals.

 

Consultant:

Dr.Kalpana Gowrishankar (Mon & Fri, 1PM – 3PM)