The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Section of Genetics and Metabolism evaluates and treats children with birth defects, developmental delays, inborn errors of metabolism, as well as those with a family history of a genetic condition.

We provide genetic services through our main clinic (Clinic 5 in the Sturgis Building) on the ACH Little Rock Campus, as well as inpatient consults, and telephone consults with other healthcare professionals. We also have outreach clinics at the ACH Northwest Campus and ACH Jonesboro Clinic.  Outreach clinics via telemedicine are held in Denver, CO; Kansas City, KS; Wichita, KS; and Tulsa, OK.

We provide a number of specialty and multidisciplinary clinics including:

  1. Neurofibromatosis Clinic
  2. Metabolic Clinic
  3. Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic
  4. Craniofacial Clinic
  5. Hearing Loss Clinic
  6. Disorders of Sexual Differentiation (INSTEP) Clinic
  7. Neuro-metabolic/Mitochondrial Disease Clinic
  8. SATB2 Specialty Clinic
  9. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Clinic
  10. Cancer Predisposition Clinic

 

The Genetics and Metabolism clinic at ACH is a primary rotation site for medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as students from the UAMS Masters of Science program in Genetic Counseling.

Our team includes four medical geneticists (doctors who are board-certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, and Endocrinology). Four genetic counselors are also a crucial part of our team.  These health care professionals have a Masters in Genetic Counseling. Their role is to help people understand a genetic diagnosis and genetic test results, serve as patient advocates, and coordinate any other services for our clinic patients as needed. Additionally, we have one specialty nurse, two metabolic dieticians, and follow up newborn screening staff.