Clinical Genetics

Faculty

Kwame Anyane-Yeboa, MD

Academic Title(s):

Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Interim Director, Division of Clinical Genetics

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-6731
Fax: (212) 305-9058
Email: Ka8@columbia.edu

Education

  • Prempeh College, Advance level certification, 1967
  • University of Ghana Medical School, MB, ChB.,1972

Postgraduate Training

  • Rotating Intern, Korlebu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana,1972-1974.
  • Pediatric Resident, Harlem Harlem Hospital Center, 1974-1977
  • Fellow, Clinical Genetics, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1977-1980

Awards and Honors:

  • Awarded an Honorary Doctors degree, University of Ghana, 2004

Interests/Specialties

  • Infants and children with congenital malformations
  • Autism
  • Mental retardation in children and adults
  • Congenital malformation in pregnancy

Learn more about Dr. Yeboa

Dr. Yeboa is committed to the care of children and families with complex genetic problems and birth defects, particularly congenital malformations, mental retardation and autism. Specializes in genetic counseling for couples with a diagnosis of a fetal anomaly.

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Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Academic Title(s):

Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 851-5313
Fax: (212) 851-5306 Patient Appointments: (212) 305-6731
Email: wkc15@columbia.edu

Education

  • Cornell University, B.A., 1990
  • Rockefeller University, Ph.D., 1996
  • Cornell University, M.D., 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern and resident in Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1998-2000
  • Fellow, Clinical Genetics, Division of Clinical Genetics in Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2000-2002
  • Fellow, Molecular Genetics, Division of Clinical Genetics in Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2002-2003

Awards and Honors:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Young Investigator Award
  • Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching in the Clinical Years.
  • Medical Achievement Award, Bonei Olam
  • Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia University

Interests/Specialties

  • Genetic basis of obesity and diabetes
  • Metabolic and endocrine genetic disease
  • Congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and inherited arrhythmias
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility
  • Cancer syndromes including von Hippel Lindau Disease
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Learn more about Dr. Chung

Dr. Chung is a Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of pediatrics in medicine whose research relates to the molecular genetics of obesity and diabetes in rodents and humans, the genetic basis of congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, long QT Syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, endocrinopathies, congenital diaphragmatic hernias, cleft lip/cleft palate, seizures, mental retardation, inherited metabolic conditions and breast and pancreatic cancer susceptibility. She is the director of the Pediatric Heart Network Genetic Core, the Pediatric Neuromuscular Network Molecular Core, the New York Obesity Center Molecular Genetics Core and the Diabetes and Endocrine Research Center Molecular Genetics Core. She is also director of the Clinical Genetics Program, Clinical Cancer Genetics program, the director of the fellowship program in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, and supervises medical education in human genetics for Columbia University Medical School.

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Alejandro D. Iglesias, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Director, Medical Genetics Residency Program

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 212-851-5377 Appointments: (212) 305-2710/6731
Fax: (212) 851-5306 / (212) 305-9058
Email: ai2269@columbia.edu

Education

  • School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1985

Postgraduate Training

  • Intern, Pediatrics, Hospital de Pediatría Pedro Elizalde, Buenos Aires Argentina, 1986-1987
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Hospital de Pediatría Pedro Elizalde, Buenos Aires Argentina, 1987-1990
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Hospital de Pediatría Pedro Elizalde, Buenos Aires Argentina, 1990-1991
  • Fellow, Clinical Genetics, Hospital de Pediatría Juan Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991-1993
  • Fellow, Clinical and Biochemical Genetics, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, 1995-1998
  • Resident, Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center, New York, 1998-2000

Interests/Specialties

  • Inborn Errors of Intermediate Metabolism
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Neurogenetics
  • Errors of embryonic development

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Elaine M. Pereira, MD

Academic Title(s):

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Contact Information:

Tel: (212) 305-6731
Fax: (212) 305-9058
Email: ep2850@columbia.edu

Education

  • New York University (NYU), BA
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (2007-2008)
  • Residency, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (2008-2010)

Interests/Specialties

  • Congenital hearing loss
  • Congenital heart conditions
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Skeletal dysplasias

Learn more about Dr. Pereira 

Dr. Pereira is a clinical geneticist and an assistant professor of Pediatrics. Her areas of interest include congenital hearing loss, congenital heart conditions, Marfan syndrome, and skeletal dysplasias. Dr. Pereira completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric and medical genetics residencies at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Pereira is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and the American Society of Human Genetics.

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Lynn Bush, PhD, MS, MA

Academic Title(s):

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics

Contact Information:

Tel: (203) 984-5813
Email: lwb25@cumc.columbia.edu

Affiliated Faculty

Ronald Wapner, MD: Prenatal Clinical Geneticist

Brynn Levy, PhD: Cytogeneticist

Vaidehi Jobanputra, PhD: Cytogeneticist

Vundavalli Murty, PhD: Cancer Cytogeneticist

Mahesh Mansukhani, MD: Molecular Pathologist