Childrens Hospital of Michigan

Over 4000 single gene disorders have been described, many of which present with symptoms at birth, in infancy or in early childhood. The Pediatric Genetics Clinic offers comprehensive diagnostic and medical management services for children who have, are suspected of having, or are at risk of having a genetic condition. Examples of conditions commonly seen in the clinic include Down syndrome, Marfan syndrome, neurofibromatosis, hereditary deafness, metabolic disorders, fragile X mental retardation and chromosome deletion syndromes (e.g., Williams syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome).

A patient is evaluated for the presence of a genetic disorder by collecting a comprehensive family and medical history, reviewing relevant medical records, performing a physical examination including a dysmorphology exam, and ordering appropriate genetic and other diagnostic tests. If a diagnosis is established, families are provided information about the condition, the inheritance pattern, the risk to other relatives and medical management guidelines.

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Vinod Misra, M.D. Ph.D. Dr. Misra graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. degree Biophysics in 1986. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City in 1995. Following an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Misra was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemistry, which he completed in 2003. He then went on to complete Medical Genetics Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After working at the University of Michigan, Dr. Misra joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University in 2010. He is currently Medical Geneticist in the department. He sees a range of patients and has expertise in management of patients with dysmorphology, congenital anomalies, inborn errors of metabolism, and other genetic disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics. Dr. Misra also has expertise in the use of physical, chemical and mathematical approaches to study complex biological systems using sophisticated computational methods. In addition to his clinical role in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Misra currently leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the GROW Study, which is designed to measure how maternal phenotype may influence the intrauterine environment, fetal development, and risk of future disease.

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David W. Stockton, MD. Dr. Stockton is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine at Wayne State University. Dr. Stockton received his MD from University of Michigan where he also did a residency in internal medicine. He did a medical genetics fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in medical genetics and internal medicine. Dr. Stockton coordinates patient care in the genetics clinics of the Detroit Medical Center.

Erika Chick, MS, CGCErika Chick, MS, CGCMs. Chick is currently employed at the Division of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders at Children's Hospital of Michigan where she sees general pediatric and adult patients. She received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at the University of Michigan and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors and the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

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Kelly Keener, MS, CGC. Ms. Kenner is currently a lead genetic counselor at the Division of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders at Children's Hospital of Michigan. She has extensive experience in all areas of genetics including cancer, reproductive, neurogenetics and research.  She is on the board of the Michigan Chapter of the Huntington Disease Syndrome Association serving as Vice President and Education Chair.  She graduated from the Wayne State University Genetic Counseling Program and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. 

Kiss AndreaAndrea Kiss, MS, CGC Ms. Kiss is currently employed at the Division of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders at Children's Hospital of Michigan where she sees both pediatric and adult patients. She received a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling at Wayne State University. She is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).

Samantha Glowacki, MS, CGC.Samantha Glowacki, MS, CGC.Ms. Glowacki is currently employed at the Division of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where she sees both pediatric and adult patients. She received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan and is certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She is a member of the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors (MAGC) and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).

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Peggy Rush, MS, CGC. Ms. Rush is a genetic counselor and the clinic coordinator with the Metabolic Clinic within the Division of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She completed graduate training in genetic counseling at the University of Pittsburgh. She is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics with recertification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. She joined the DMC in September 2004 after working for 10 years at Henry Ford Hospital and 9 years at Case Western Reserve University.

Contact Information

Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
3127 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Administrative Office:
(313) 577-6298
Fax: (313) 577-9137
Email: geneticcounseling@med.wayne.edu