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Pediatric Genetics


Pediatric Genetics

We evaluate and test for genetic disease in children or birth defects such as Down syndrome and other disorders.

Medical Office Building
1447 Harper Street- Third Floor
Augusta, GA 30912
706-721-KIDS (5437)
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  • Pediatric Genetics

About Us

The Genetics Department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, evaluates and tests for genetic disease in children or birth defects such as Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders, neurofibromatosis, cystic fibrosis or connective tissue, metabolic or other disorders.

Our Genetics Department also works with pediatric specialists to diagnose, manage care and counsel patient and family members.

With comprehensive pediatric clinical expertise – and the experience in taking care of generations of children – our team provides expert care based on your individual child’s growth patterns and specific level of development.

At Children’s Hospital of Georgia, we understand that your child’s health affects the entire family. We also know that life doesn’t slow down when illness occurs. Our team provides a full support staff that helps your whole family through short term or longer term health issues. We have a team of Child Life Specialists that help young patients cope during a hospital or clinic visit, focusing on extra support for coping and normal childhood activities while receiving medical care.

Academic Advantage

While CHOG provides care for every single clinical pediatric specialty, our team also has access to all of the resources of our full academic medical center at Augusta University. We practice a multi-disciplinary team approach across all areas of clinical care with a robust research and clinical trials program – to continue to develop advanced and more effective treatments and cures.

With such comprehensive care, we are able to take care of any routine childhood issue, but also the very complex or rare pediatric conditions. When you choose CHOG for your child’s care, an entire team of experts are focused on the health and well-being of your child for optimum growth and development.

We feature:

  • Board-certified physician geneticist and a board certified genetic counselor
  • Newborn screenings to detect certain genetic disease which benefit from early diagnosis and treatment
  • Evaluations of children for birth defects and genetic disorders through chromosomal studies, direct DNA studies, biochemical genetic testing and other tests as warranted 
  • Genetic counseling to review the benefits, risks, limitations and ramifications of genetic testing
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialists to evaluate babies for genetic diseases or birth defects before birth through fetal ultrasound, chromosome analysis, umbilical blood cord sampling, maternal serum screening, amniocentesis or other tests
  • Physicians working to treat birth defects through vitamin, gene and enzyme-replacement therapy
  • Predictive, pre-symptomatic and carrier genetic testing, when warranted
  • Physicians working to perform pre-implantation studies to diagnose genetic diseases in embryos before implantation through in vitro fertilization
  • Connects patients and parents with resources and camps for children with certain genetic disorders
  • Patient Family Centered Care

Request an online appointment now or call 706-721-KIDS (5437) or toll free at 888-721-KIDS (5437) to speak to a member of our pediatric genetics department team.


Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Sohinki, Daniel A., MD

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Atianzar, Kimberly, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Forseen, Scott E., MD

Interventional Radiology

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