Built in 1991, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is one of the most comprehensive patient care complexes in the VA system. Located on a 118-acre campus within the Texas Medical Center, the new state-of-the-art facility provides care to veterans from the Texas regional area and to patients referred from across the nation.

Patients who are 18 years or older, who have a known diagnosis of genetic disease or need evaluation for a genetic diagnosis of adult onset can be seen at the adult genetics clinic located in the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. The clinic physicians will see patients with conditions such as Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, neurofibromatosis, familial cancer syndromes such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome, as well as, chromosomal conditions such as Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Williams syndrome, etc. A detailed family history is taken along with a regular medical exam which includes interview as well as physical exam. Genetic testing is done when appropriate and patients and families are counseled in depth.

Clinic Director 
Shweta U. Dhar, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Clinic Physician 
Shweta U. Dhar, M.D.

Clinic Coordinator 
Tanya Eble, M.S., CGC
Email: teble@bcm.edu

Administrative Assistant 
Veronica Cortez
Phone: (713) 798-7764