Overview

Genetics

Our clinical genetics service provides care for people and families with a range of genetic conditions. Genetic conditions are caused by changes in a person's genetic information which may be passed down in families.

We support people with:

  • genetic and genomic testing
  • diagnosis of a genetic condition if appropriate
  • management of a genetic condition where necessary
  • risk assessments and advice for relatives
  • genetic counselling and testing for a condition in a family
  • emotional and psychosocial support

We run clinics with other health professionals to manage symptoms or risks from a genetic condition.

We're also a leading centre for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD.

Our team includes:

  • consultant clinical geneticists
  • specialist registrars
  • genetic counsellors
  • clinical psychologists

Health information

The NHS website has information about:

Genetic Alliance UK supports people with genetic, rare and undiagnosed conditions in the UK.

British Society for Genetic Medicine provides information about genetic conditions.

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) provides support to parents who are having screening tests during pregnancy. 

Our consultants

Charlotte Tomlinson, Consultant Genetic Counsellor in General Genetics and PGT Lead

Vishakha Tripathi, Consultant Genetic Counsellor

Muriel Holder, service lead

Anjana Kulkarni, cancer service lead

Adam Shaw  

Amira Elmakky

Cristina Dias

Deborah Ruddy

Dragana Josifova

Ellen Thomas

Francesca Forzano

Leema Robert

Louise Izatt

Melita Irving

Rachel Jones

Rhoda Akilapa

Shehla Mohammed

Shwetha Ramachandrappa

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join. 

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Contact us

Phone

For any queries regarding appointment changes: 020 7188 1364

Email 

For any queries regarding an appointment that has already taken place, general queries, clinic letters and results: [email protected]

We aim to respond to non-urgent emails within 5 working days.

Address: clinical genetics department, 7th floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

We're open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

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