About the Harris Health System Adult Genetics Clinic
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 at the Smith Clinic. 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.
Shweta U. Dhar, M.D.
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics