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

We provide children and adults with diagnostic evaluation, genetic testing and genetic counseling on-site or at one of several off-site locations. We also offer genetic education to health care professionals, students and the community, and maintain an up-to-date DVD lending library on various topics in human genetics.

Conditions We Treat

  • 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 results

Services We Offer


  • Medical genetics consultations and evaluations
  • Follow up for newborn screening test abnormalities
  • Management of inborn errors of metabolism
  • Genetic counseling or risk assessment
  • Coordination of genetic testing
  • Preconception genetic risk assessment
  • Brest cancer risk self assessment


  • Microarray testing
  • Molecular (DNA) testing
  • Plasma amino acid quantification
  • Chromosome testing and FISH
  • Microarray comparative genome hybridization
  • Esoteric genetic testing

Outreach or support programs

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

Meet Our Pediatric Genetics Team

Medical Director: Marvin Miller, MD

Faith Callif-Daley, MS, CGC
Kylin Lammers, MS
Ruthann Pfau, PhD, FACMG
Heather Workman, MS, CGC
Roxanne Sparling, RN, genetics nurse
Michele Eustache, RN, genetics nurse
Leslie Willis, BS, MB (ASCP) CM , genetics laboratory supervisor 
Leah Sabato, RD/LD, registered dietician

Administrative Director: Joanne Hand 

Pediatric Genetrics Resources

Microarray CGH: test description, 180k oligo platform
Why it's important to check your family's medical history
What is a genetic counselor? 

Pediatric Genetics Clinics

Dayton Children's
Mondays--first, third and fifth
Every Thursday

Mondays--second and fourth

Specialty Care Center - Warren County
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:


Appointments made by physician referral or self referral.




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