The Metabolic Clinic, a joint effort of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, offers optimal care, follow-up and diagnosis to patients with inherited diseases that deal with defects of inborn errors of metabolism.

The clinic is staffed by board-certified medical geneticists. This clinic functions with input from the nutritionist to assist patients with proper diet management as it pertains to their disorder. Continual management of diet as well as monitoring of patient's metabolites is an essential component of this clinic. Additionally, this clinic is diligent in the ongoing counseling of patients and their families in regards to the genetic diagnosis.

Genetic Conditions

Following is a list of genetic conditions evaluated in the clinic:

  • Amino acid disorders (phenylketonuria, maple syrup urine disease, homocystinuria, etc.)
  • Carbohydrate disorders (galactosemia, glycogen storage diseases, etc.)
  • Congenital disorders of protein glycosylation
  • Creatine metabolism disorders
  • Fatty acid oxidation disorders
  • Lysosomal storage disorders
  • Mitochondrial energy metabolism disorders
  • Organic acidemias
  • Urea cycle disorders
  • Vitamin and cofactor biosynthetic disorders

Medical Director 
Vernon R. Sutton, M.D.
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Patient Coordinator
Suzy Boyer
Phone: (832) 822-1044

Clinic Nurse 
Ibarra Delarosa
Phone: (832) 822-4287

Lisa Barclay
Phone: (832) 822-4274

Suzy Boyer
Phone: (832) 822-1044

Newborn Screening Nurse 
Kiki Ugarte
Phone: (832) 822-4279