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):

Associate 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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Lynn Bush, PhD, MA

Academic Title(s):

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in Pediatrics, Pediatric Clinical Genetics

Contact Information:

Tel: (203) 984-5813
Fax: (203) 222-9093
Email: lwb25@columbia.edu

Education

  • Hunter College, CUNY, B.A., 1980
  • Teachers College, Columbia U, M.A., 1981
  • Columbia University, PhD, 1989
  • Columbia University, MS 2012

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, Clinical psychology, Montefiore-Einstein, 1984-1985
  • Fellowship, Infant/child psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, 1985-1989
  • Fellowship, Infant/child psychiatry and Pediatric liaison, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, 1989-1981
  • Postgraduate Series in Neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center, Winters 2005-2009

Interests/Specialties

  • Psychological & ethical implications of genomics
  • Newborn and prenatal screening
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Neurogenetic disorders in children

Learn more about Dr. Bush

Dr. Bush has an interdisciplinary background in clinical and developmental psychology, bioethics, neuroscience and genetics that informs her research on heritable disorders of infants and children. She is currently investigating the psychological and ethical implications of newborn screening and sharing neurogenetic information. Dr. Bush also writes dramatic vignettes (in collaboration with Karen Rothenberg, JD MPA at NHGRI) to enhance the discourse and understanding of complex psychosocial/ethical issues surrounding genomic research and clinical practice amongst the scientific, bioethical, and policy-making communities. These interactive dialogues are also used as a creative teaching vehicle for medical schools, as they bring to life the challenges facing both the physician-scientist and participant-patient concerning the informed consent process, returning primary genetic results involving children, and the disclosure of incidental findings.

Affiliated Faculty

Jack Maidman, MD: Prenatal Clinical Geneticist

Ronald Wapner, MD: Prenatal Clinical Geneticist

Dorothy Warburton, PhD: Cytogeneticist

Brynn Levy, PhD: Cytogeneticist

Vaidehi Jobanputra, PhD: Cytogeneticist

Vundavalli Murty, PhD: Cancer Cytogeneticist

Mahesh Mansukhani, MD: Molecular Pathologist