The genetics division, directed by Dr. Colleen A. Morris, professor, evaluates, diagnoses, treats and provides follow-up for children with genetic disorders. Dr. Morris is recognized as an international expert on the condition of Williams syndrome and is the author/co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts.
The genetics counselors, in addition to pediatric genetic clinic and fetal alcohol syndrome services, provide genetic counseling services to a perinatal group.
A genetics rotation is available to pediatric residents as an elective with additional research opportunities provided at the annual research conference sponsored by the genetics division. Pediatric residents experience firsthand, the hands-on work environment of a cytogenetics laboratory, an experience designed to enhance their interactions with genetics laboratories in the future as they practice medicine.
Dr. Morris serves the Lili Claire Foundation in Las Vegas. Her team provides diagnostic evaluations, genetic counseling, medical advice, and consultation for individuals with neurogenetic disorders.