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Patients with a personal or family history of a neurologic disorder with a possible genetic basis receive specialized evaluation and genetic counseling in our neurogenetics clinic. While some patients may have a history of such conditions in their family, others may be the first or only member of their family to exhibit symptoms. A specialized consultation in the neurogenetics clinic can evaluate for a genetic basis to your child's neurologic condition and provide counseling and support to those with a newly diagnosed neurogenetic condition.

Amitha Ananth, MD
Director Neurogenetics
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Neurology

Neurogenetics Clinic- Clinic 5
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-638-2551
Fax: 205-638-2602


This broad spectrum of disorders can include:

  • Genetic epilepsies
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Genetic ataxia
  • Brain malformations
  • Neurodegeneration or loss of previously acquired skills
  • Congenital disorders of glycosylation
  • Hypotonia
  • Rare or new neurogenetic disorders
  • Mitochondrial disorders- through collaboration with biochemical genetics
  • Rett syndrome and related disorders clinic

 Patients who receive a diagnosis of a muscular dystrophy or related disorder will be referred to our muscular dystrophy association clinic