Patient Care

The Division of Medical Genetics and Genomics is home to clinical teams (physicians, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, social workers, and others) that are committed to identifying and understanding the causes and outcomes of genetic disorders.

Our goal is to practice precision medicine by tailoring medical treatments to the unique characteristics of each patient. By diagnosing patients with rarer or more common genetic conditions and understanding the causes and outcomes of these disorders, we can develop individualized care plans and provide genetic counseling and prognostic information to patients and families.

Our clinicians and care teams provide access to available approved therapies for genetic disorders in addition to actively participating in the development of new treatments for patients with rare diseases.

We are proud to be a National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) Center of Excellence. With this designation, we are part of a highly selective nationwide network of 31 medical centers that specialize in rare disease diagnosis, treatment, and research. Learn more here. 

Medical Genetics and Genomics Faculty Practice

Medical geneticists and genetic counselors in the Medical Genetics and Genomics Faculty Practice at Mount Sinai Health System specialize in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of patients with and individuals suspected of having genetic diseases, birth defects, reproductive problems, or cancer risks. We provide care to individuals from the newborn period through adulthood. Multidisciplinary clinics involve nutritionists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, child life specialists, as well as expert collaborators from other departments. Learn more

Clinical Trials in Genetics

The research and clinical teams at Mount Sinai’s Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences are tightly integrated to enable rapid translation of research insights into improved patient diagnosis and treatment. The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences has a rich history of developing new therapies for rare diseases. Please visit our clinical trials section to view a list of our current trials. Learn more