Genetics and Metabolic Disorders
Appointments: (504) 896-9254
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Locations: Children's Hospital, Main Campus
Children's Hospital, Metairie Center
Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge
Children's Hospital Burdin Riehl Clinic in Lafayette
Thibodaux
Lake Charles
Physicians:
Yves Lacassie, MD
Michael Marble, MD
Regina Zambrano, MD

Genetic Counselors:
Amy Molina, MD
(Down syndrome clinic)
Karen Weissbecker, PhD
(Neurofibromatosis clinic)

The Department of Genetics provides the diagnosis and management of a complete range of genetic disorders including:
  • hereditary diseases
  • congenital defects
  • metabolic disorders
  • genetic counseling
The department offers various specialty clinics, including birth defects, inborn errors of metabolism, connective tissue disorders, craniofacial/cleft lip/cleft palate, neurofibromatosis, and Down syndrome. The department is strong in dysmorphology and metabolic disorders providing metabolic-nutrition services and evaluation of abnormal newborn screenings.

Please print the following forms before your visit:
Patient Information: (Word Document) | (PDF Format)
HIPAA Release: HIPAA Information 

For referring Physicians:
The completed form with any additional information that justifies specific tests should be forwarded to the genetics office by faxing to 504-896-3997 or by mailing to:
Yves Lacassie, M.D., FACMG
Director Genetic Services
Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans' LA 70118 


     Yves Lacassie, MD, FACMG
Director, Genetic Services, Children’s Hospital
Professor & Head, Division of Clinical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
University of Chile

Specialty Training:
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Board Certification:
Clinical genetics

Special Interests:
Clinical genetics, birth defects, genetic syndromes, chromosomal disorders, connective tissue disorders, dermatoglyphics and diagnosis, and nosology of genetic diseases

In Area Since: 1986
In Practice Since: 1969

To access Dr. Lacassie's publications click here.
Michael Marble, MD Michael Marble, MD
Clinical geneticist and biochemical geneticist
Medical Director of the Metabolic Laboratory, Children's Hospital
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Specialty Training:
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Board Certifications:
Clinical genetics and clinical biochemical genetics

Special Interests:
Birth defects, genetic syndromes, chromosomal disorders, connective tissue disorders, metabolic diseases and newborn screening

In Area Since: 1993
In Practice Since: 1986
Regina Zambrano, MD
Clinical geneticist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Specialty Training:
McKusicak-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Special Interests:
Clinical genetics, birth defects, genetic syndromes, chromosomal disorders, connective tissue disorders, skeletal dysplasias, metabolic diseases and newborn screening

In Area Since: 2010
In Practice Since: 2010


   

 

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