Pediatric Genetic Disorders

Our genes are the basic foundation of how we grow, move and learn. Sometimes, the genes don't form properly before birth. This can cause a genetic disorder that can change your child's growth, development or appearance.

The UNM Children's Hospital team includes experts in diagnosing and managing pediatric genetic disorders. Our geneticists and doctors provide consultative expertise throughout New Mexico and the Southwest. And we offer expert early childhood diagnosis and treatment clinics throughout the state for children with complex needs and behavioral or regulatory issues

You will need a referral from your child’s primary care provider to schedule an appointment. Once you have a referral, call us at 505-272-6631.

Partners in Your Child's Care

Conditions We Treat

  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chromosomal disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysmorphic features
  • Hearing or vision loss
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Metabolic disorders

Our Services

  • Connection to community resources
  • Family emotional support
  • Genetic counseling
  • Genetic testing
  • Health education
  • Personalized recommendation
  • Specialist referrals as needed

Outreach Clinics Near You

UNM Health offers outreach clinics in partnership with Children's Medical Services and Indian Health Service. Call 877-890-4692 for more information. For appointments in Shiprock, call 505-368-6528. Visit our clinics at these sites:

  • Carlsbad
  • Clovis
  • Española
  • Farmington
  • Las Cruces
  • Las Vegas
  • Roswell
  • Santa Fe
  • Shiprock
  • Silver City
  • Taos