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The Division of Genetics is the administrative home for Montefiore's Center for Congenital Disorders, Center for Craniofacial Disorders and Center for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. It is within the division that clinical services are coordinated and activities such as clinical and basic science research and education are carried out. Our faculty, which forms the core staff for these centers, is actively involved in all of these pursuits.

Clinical activities coordinated by the Division of Genetics:

Outreach programs:

  • Genetics Program at Blythedale Children's Hospital (includes Spina Bifida Clinic, Neurogenetics Clinic, Congenital Hand Malformations Clinic, Medical Genetics Clinic)
  • Genetics Clinic at Jacobi Medical Center
  • Genetics Clinic at Stamford Hospital (Connecticut)
  • Combined activities with Montefiore's Program in Reproductive Genetics (Susan Gross, MD, Director)

Educational activities coordinated by the Division of Genetics:

  • residency program in medical genetics (in collaboration with the staff of Montefiore's program in reproductive genetics)
  • Educational activities for residents in pediatrics
  • Educational activities for medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Educational activities for graduate students in human genetics at Sarah Lawrence College.

Members of the Division of Genetics:

  • Robert Marion, MD, Director
  • Robert Burk, MD
  • Paul Levy, MD
  • Joy Samanich, MD
  • Susan Gross, MD (Primary appointment in Obstetrics/Gynecology)

Research interests of members of our staff:

  • Dr. Burk: Molecular genetics of human papillomavirus; molecular genetics of human cancer syndromes
  • Dr. Levy: Human biochemical genetics
  • Dr. Marion: Natural history and molecular basis of human syndromes
  • Dr. Samanich: Natural history and molecular basis of human syndromes


Contact information - Division of Genetics

The Children's Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Call 718-741-2323 to schedule an appointment
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