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Pediatric and Adult Medical Genetics

The genetics team at Inova is composed of a medical geneticist and certified genetic counselors. We see children and adults with inherited genetic disorders, birth defects or suspected genetic syndromes. We are available to see patients staying at Inova Fairfax Hospital, or in one of our outpatient clinics, or at a Pediatric Specialists of Virginia office.

Genetic Counseling and Testing Services for Children and Adults

  • Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetic Counseling
  • (Professional training:) Genetic education to health care professionals, students and the community

Conditions We Treat

Inova can evaluate and test for numerous potential conditions and situations. Some of the most commonly requested tests are for:

  • Abnormal genetic test results
  • Abnormal newborn screening tests
  • Abnormal growth
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Birth defects
  • Chromosome disorders (Down syndrome, Klinefelter, Turner)
  • Developmental delay
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Strong family history of suspected adult onset genetic condition
  • Suspected genetic disease
  • Unusual facial features

Meet Our Team

Medical Geneticists

Natalie Hauser, MD 
Marta Biderman MD

Genetic Counselors

Rebecca Miller, MS, LCGC
Sonia Thomas, MS,LCGC
Erica Price, MS
Ryan Hartman, MS