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Medical Genetics is committed to providing you, your newborn, children, or adolescents with excellent care in diagnosis, management and treatment of all forms of hereditary disorders and birth defects. Our staff includes many specialists from clinical geneticists, counselors to neurologists that work as a team to develop your child’s treatment plan.

Services:

  • Metabolic Clinic
  • Lysosomal storage disorders clinic
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Newborn Screening Counseling & Education
  • Pediatric General Evaluation
    • Disorders of growth
    • Neurocognitive impairment including autism
    • Birth defects
    • Distinctive facial features
    • Hearing impairment (in conjunction with Otolaryngology)

Specific Expertise in:

  • Neurofibromatosis (NF-1 & NF-2)
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Chromosome 22q11
  • Deletion Syndrome
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Chromosome Abnormalities

Douglas J. Ball, M.D.

Dr. Ball is a clinical geneticist who sees patients of all ages with known or suspected genetic conditions. He has a special interest providing care to patients of all ages with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and other connective tissue and vascular diseases, and in providing diagnosis and treatment to adult patients with genetic conditions.  Dr. Ball prov... Read More

Lorenzo D. Botto, M.D.

Lorenzo Botto, MD, is a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained in Europe and the United States in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, and Medical Genetics, with further subspecialty training in Biochemical Genetics. He trained in and practiced epidemiology and public health at the US Centers for Disease Contr... Read More

John C. Carey, M.D., M.P.H.

John C. Carey, MD, MPH, is Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Utah. Throughout his career, Dr. Carey has been interested in birth defect syndromes and the care of children with these conditions. Dr. Carey graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with an A.B. and obtained his M.D. from G... Read More

Specialties:

Medical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

Sarah L. Dugan, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Dugan graduated from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2004. She completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital in 2007 and a Genetics Fellowship at Stanford University in 2009. Before returning to Utah, Dr. Dugan was a clinical geneticist at Children’s Hosp... Read More

Josue Flores-Daboub, M.D.

Dr. Josue A. Flores Daboub received his medical degree from Dr. Jose Matias Delgado University Faculty of Medicine in El Salvador, completed his Pediatric residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, and his Clinical Genetics Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Flores Daboub is board certified in Clinical Genetics.He is currentl... Read More

Specialties:

Pediatric Genetics

Locations:

Primary Children's Hospital (801) 213-3599

Synneva J. Hagen-Lillevik, R.D.

Synneva Hagen-Lillevik, MS, RDN is a Registered Dietitian with the Metabolic Clinic who provides dietary intervention, education, dietary counseling, and support for families of patients with inherited disorders of metabolism.  She has special interest in biochemical pathways, epigenetics, and the role of nutritional intervention in treatment.    S... Read More

Specialties:

Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian, Pediatric Genetics

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599

Julie R. Korenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Korenberg, PhD, MD, received her PhD in Genetics followed by her post-doctoral fellowship in electron microscopy of human chromosomes (University of Wisconsin) and then her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine Ph.D. - M.D. Program. She went on to complete her Pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center (... Read More

Nicola Longo, M.D., Ph.D.

Nicola Longo MD PhD is a professor of Pediatrics and adjunct professor of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Born and educated in Italy, Dr. Longo earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Parma School of Medicine. He received residency and fellowship training in pediatrics, medical genetics, and clini... Read More

Janice C. Palumbos, M.S.

Janice Palumbos received her masters degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of California, Irvine in 1983. She did her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. She has been a genetic counselor in the Division of Medical Genetics since 1983. Janice is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (1984) and the American Boa... Read More

Maria Ralph, R.D.

Maria Ralph, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian for the University of Utah Metabolic Clinic within the Division of Pediatric Genetics. She provides medical nutrition therapy for patients with inborn errors of metabolism along with counseling and education to optimize health and quality of life.She earned a BS in Nutritional Sciences from the Universi... Read More

Specialties:

Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian, Pediatric Genetics

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599

Hunter R. Underhill, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Underhill graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, then he obtained an M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. After an interesting diversion that included a General Surgery internship and two-years of Neurological Surgery residency training at the University of Washington i... Read More

Krista Viau, R.D.

Krista Viau, PhD, RDN, CSP provides comprehensive nutrition therapy for patients with inborn errors of metabolism through direct patient counseling and education, program development, advocacy, and research. Dr. Viau utilizes ongoing laboratory data, food records, and growth patterns as the basis for determining dietary recommendations. She also ... Read More

Specialties:

Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian, Pediatric Genetics

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599

David H. Viskochil, M.D., Ph.D.

David Viskochil, MD, PhD, is professor of pediatrics and one of the clinical geneticists in the Division of Medical Genetics. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arizona, and his doctorate in biochemistry and medical degree from the University of North Carolina 1985. He completed his pediatric residency and clinical ... Read More

Specialties:

Medical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics

Locations:

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building (801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 213-3599
Utah Department of Health
Children with Special Health Care Needs
(801) 213-3599

Ashley Vollenweider, APRN

Ashley Vollenweider is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She started her academic career with a BS in health sciences from California State University Fullerton. She then received a second BSN in nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at ... Read More

Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services 81 N. Mario Capecchi Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Map
(801) 213-3599
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton 3773 W. 12600 S.
Riverton, UT 84065
Map
(801) 213-3599
University Hospital 50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 213-3599
Utah Department of Health
Children with Special Health Care Needs
44 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT  84114
(801) 213-3599