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Department of Pediatrics

Genetic Medicine


The Division of Genetic Medicine is committed to providing an outstanding level of patient care, education and research. The faculty have diverse interests and are drawn from several disciplines including clinical genetics, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, human embryology/teratology and neurology.

Clinical Programs

A large clinical program of medical genetics operates from Seattle Children’s Hospital staffed by faculty from the Division. These clinical activities concentrate on pediatric genetics but also encompass adult and fetal consultations. At Seattle Children's full IP consultations are available and general genetics clinics occur regularly. Consultative services are also provided to the University of Washington Medical Center and Swedish Hospital. In addition, a variety of interdisciplinary clinical services are provided at Children’s including cardiovascular genetics, skeletal dysplasia, neurofibromatosis, craniofacial genetics, gender disorders, neurogenetics and biochemical genetics as well as others. A very large regional genetics service sponsored by state Departments of Health are provided to multiple outreach clinical sites in both Alaska and Washington.

Research Programs

Our research holds the promise for both continued development of improved molecular diagnostic tools and successful treatment of inherited diseases. Research in the Division is highly patient-driven. It often begins with a physician identifying a particular patient’s problems and subsequently taking that problem into a laboratory setting for further analysis. The Division has a strong research focus with established research programs in medical genetics information systems, neurogenetic disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, neuromuscular diseases, human teratology, population genetics/evolution and gene therapy.

Training Programs

The Division offers comprehensive training for medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows in any of the areas of our clinical and research programs relevant to medical genetics.
Medical Genetics Training Website

Division of Genetic Medicine Education Director

Margaret L.P. Adam, MD
Associate Professor

Division Chief

Michael J Bamshad, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Genetic Medicine Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair in Genetics and Development


Margaret L.P. Adam, MD

Professor Editor in Chief, GeneReviews

Michael J Bamshad, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Genetic Medicine Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair in Genetics and Development

Anita E. Beck, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

David R Beier, MD, PhD

Professor Director, Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

James T. Bennett, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Irene Chang, MD

Assistant Professor

Timothy J Cherry, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jessica X. Chong, PhD

Assistant Professor

Katrina M Dipple, MD, PhD

Professor Medical Director | Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine

Dan Doherty, MD, PhD

Professor Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability

Ian Glass, MD, MB ChB

Professor Director, Genetic Services, Clinical Genetics Director, Congenital Defects Lab

Sihoun Hahn, MD, PhD

Professor Director, Biochemical Genetics Clinic

 Janie E. Heffernan - No picture available

Janie E. Heffernan


Christina Lam, MD

Assistant Professor

Anne M. Leavitt, MD

Clinical Professor

Ghayda Mirzaa, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics

Beth Ogata - No picture available

Beth Ogata, MS, RD, CSP

Lecturer / Nutritionist

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Alison Paquette

Assistant Professor

C. Ronald Scott, MD

Professor of Pediatrics Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Angela Sun, MD

Associate Professor

Julie Van De Weghe, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar Acting Instructor

Stephanie E. Wallace, MD

Clinical Professor

Tara L Wenger, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Associate Medical Director, Inpatient Genetic Services and Associate Program Director for Research, Scholarship and Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Residency Program

Joon-Ho Yu, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor R2UM Principle Investigator Assistant Professor, Division of Genetic Medicine Assistant Professor, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care


Tamara J. Bacus, BS

Research Scientist/Engineer

Kati J. Buckingham, BS

Research Scientist/Engineer

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Eileen Chin

Division Administrator

Angela Christman - No picture available

Angela Christman

Research Scientist

 Mei Deng - No picture available

Mei Deng

Research Scientist

 Miriam R. Espeseth - No picture available

Miriam R. Espeseth

Web Information Specialist

 Vicki A. Frasher - No picture available

Vicki A. Frasher

Patient Care Coordinator

Arianna E Gomez - No picture available

Arianna E Gomez

Pre Doc

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William W Gordon

Research Scientist

Michaela Marie Krogen - No picture available

Michaela Marie Krogen

Research Scientist

Hailey Loucks - No picture available

Hailey Loucks

Research Scientist

Colby T. Marvin - No picture available

Colby T. Marvin

Research Scientist 2

Mari Obara Mazon - No picture available

Mari Obara Mazon

Research Dietitian

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Ian G Phelps, BS

Research Scientist

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Megan Zdancewic

Research Coordinator

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Jordan Zeiger

Research Coordinator

Contact Information

Box 356320
1959 NE Pacific St.
Health Sciences, RR349
Seattle, WA 98195-6320