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The department of medical genetics and birth defects accepts referrals for patients of any age with personal or family history of birth defects or genetic disease. It is is one of the eight regional genetics centers supported by grants from the Ohio Department of Health.

Phone. 937-641-3800
Fax. 937-641-5325

Medical Director: Marvin Miller, MD

  • Faith Callif-Daley, MS, CGC
  • Haiying Meng, MD, PhD, FACMG
  • Kylin Lammers, MS, CGC
  • Heather Workman, MS, CGC
  • Roxanne Sparling, RN
  • Michele Eustache, RN
  • Marisa VanSchuyver, MS, RD, CSP, LD
  • Leslie Willis, BS, MB(ASCP)CM

Administrative Director: Joanne Hand

Why it's important to check your family's medical history

Diagnoses or Conditions Tested/Treated

  • Chromosome disorders (eg, Down syndrome, Klinefelter, Turner, etc)
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Mental retardation
  • Developmental delay
  • Abnormal growth
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Unusual facies
  • Suspected genetic disease
  • Metabolic disorders (eg, PKU, galactosemia, maple syrup urine disease, etc)
  • Abnormal newborn screening tests
  • Hereditary cancers
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Hereditary hemochomatosis
  • Thrombophilia panel
  • Cystic Fibrosis mutation screening panel
  • Abnormal genetic test result

Services Available

  • Clinical
    • Medical genetics consultations and evaluations
    • Follow up for newborn screening test abnormalities
    • Management of inborn errors of metabolism
    • Genetic counseling or risk assessment
      What is a genetic counselor?
      Breast cancer risk assessment
    • Coordination of genetic testing
    • Preconception genetic risk assessment
  • Laboratory (CAP/CLIA Certificate)
    • Microarray testing
    • Molecular (DNA) testing
    • Plasma amino acid quantification
    • Chromosome testing and FISH
    • Microarray comparative genome hybridization
    • Esoteric genetic testing- test request form (for physicians)

Outreach or Support Programs

  • Outreach education in local junior high and high schools
  • DVD lending library

Additional Resources

The department of medical genetics at Dayton Children's receives funding from the Ohio Department of Health and serves as the Ohio Region II Regional Comprehensive Genetics Center (RCGC).


  • Genetics
    • First, third and fifth Mondays; every Thursday
  • Metabolic
    • Second and fourth Mondays

Specialty Care Center - Middletown
Genetic Counseling

Outpatient Testing Center - Beavercreek
Genetic Counseling

Specialty Care Center - Springfield
Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling offered daily in multiple locations
Call for availability

For more information about Ohio’s Genetics Services Program visit:

Referral Process

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax: 937-641-4500

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 7:00 pm


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