Clinical Services

Inpatient Services

The Genetics and Metabolism Section provides consultative inpatient services at Children's Hospital Colorado and affiliated hospitals, as well as regional outreach programs in genetics in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.


Clinics organized and staffed by this Section include the Genetics & Inherited Metabolic Diseases at Children's Hospital Colorado, the Neurocutaneous Clinic and Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMD) Clinic.

The Section also participates in specialty clinics in neuromuscular disorders, tuberous sclerosis, skeletal dysplasia, growth, ophthalmology, cleft lip and palate, spina bifida, autism, as well as the Bill Daniels Center for Hearing.

Lab Services

Clinical laboratory services are available in diagnostic cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and biochemical genetics.

Clinical Faculty

Genetics Faculty

Back row, left to right: Curtis Couglin, Cindy Freehauf, David Manchester, Janet Thomas
Front row, left to right: Peter Baker, Gary Bellus, Carol Walton, Laurie Bernstein
Missing: James Weisfeld-Adams, Ellen Elias, Renata Gallagher, Naomi Meeks, Margarita Saenz, Johan Van Hove


Biochemical Genetics Lab

Genetics Biochemical Lab

Front Row, left to right: Leah Venturoni, Marissa Hawkins, Lisa Schlichting
Back Row, left to right:  Michael Woontner, Robert Binard, Stephen Goodman, Cheryl Peck


Molecular Genetics Lab

Genetics Molecular Lab

Front Row, left to right: Yong Shi, Leroy Montano, Elaine Spector, Geralyn Creandon-Swindel 
Back Row, left to right:  Catherine Wren, Steven Sperber, Samantha Reno, Haixue Gan
Missing:  Daniela Harstern, Naomi Meeks, Kathryn Kronquist


Mitochondrial Lab

Genetics Mitochondrial

Left to right: Michael Swanson, Johan Van Hove, Marisa Freidrich


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