Genetics

UAB Department of Genetics

We offer comprehensive genetic serivces for children and adults and we offere comprehensive prenatal services. General Genetics clinics are located in the Kaul Building of UAB.

We also offer specialty clinics for:

  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Down Syndrome Clinic
  • Inherited Metabolic Diseases
  • Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Genetics, including Marfan Syndrome

Clinical Laboratory Services Include:

  • Cytogenetics
  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics

A list of common indications for referral to a geneticist include:

  • Abnormal newborn screen for inherited disorder of metabolism
  • Single or multiple birth defects (eg, congenital heart defect, orofacial cleft, facial dysmorphism, multiple/unusal birthd marks)
  • Developmental Delay and/or Autism
  • Hearing Loss (congenital)
  • Short stature
  • Family History of Genetic Disorder
  • Known of suspected disease with a genetic cause

Physicians
Maria Descartes, MD
Bruce Korf, MD, PhD (Chair)
Edward Lose, MD
Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
S. Lane Rutledge, MD

Genetic Counselors
Christina Barger
Katie Farmer
Fallon Levine
Katie Rutledge
Merideth Sanders

Contact Us
To make and appointment for any clinic, please call 205-934-4983. Our FAX number is 205-975-6389.