• Genodermatoses Center

    The Genodermatoses Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and management for children and adults with known or suspected genetic disorders that have genetic and dermatologic involvement.

    The Genetics team in this clinic will:

    • Collect and assess the patient’s detailed medical and family history information
    • Perform a thorough physical examination of the patient
    • Provide genetics‐related education
    • Discuss the benefits and limitations of genetic testing
    • Provide up‐to‐date information regarding legal protections against genetic discrimination
    • Coordinate genetic testing
    • Interpret the genetic testing results
    • Provide comprehensive genetic counseling regarding heritability and recurrence risk

    Parents often wonder if their insurance will pay for genetic services. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that insurance will pay for genetic services.  We encourage our patients to contact their insurance company to find out more information about their coverage regarding this service. However, in almost all cases, the genetics team will assist patients in working with their insurance company once it is determined which genetic tests are appropriate. Additionally, patients and their family members are also provided the opportunity to meet with a financial counselor in private to review the options available to them. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will not deny services to any patient for financial reasons.

    Conditions We Treat

    • Congenital Ichthyoses
    • Incontinentia Pigmenti
    • Progeria
    • Focal Dermal Hypoplasia / Goltz Syndrome
    • Ectodermal Dysplasias
    • Xeroderma Pigmentosum
    • Cutis Laxa
    • PTEN Hamartoma Syndromes
    • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
    • Palmoplantar Keratodermas
    • Oculocutaneous Albinism
    • Birt-Hogg- Dubé Syndrome
    • Harlequin Ichthyosis
    • Gorlin Syndrome
    • Darier disease
    • X-linked Ichthyosis
    • Netherton Syndrome

    Referral Process 

    1. Referrals should be made by going to www.cincinnatichildrens.org/consults or by completing the “Request for Specialty Services” form, and fax to 513-803-1111.
    2. Please specify in the comments section of either form “referral to The Genodermatoses Center”.
    3. Pertinent medical records should be included with the referral. For patients who have already been evaluated by another dermatologist or other specialist, we will need copies of the pertinent medical records and can assist the family or caregiver with requesting records, if needed.
    4. Once the referral has been processed and reviewed by our clinical staff, our Center Coordinator will contact the caregiver to schedule the appointment within the appropriate time frame.
    5. Should you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call 513- 636-4215, option 2 and ask for the Genodermatoses Center Coordinator.
  • Genodermatoses Clinic.
  • How to Reach Us

    By Phone: 513-636-4215, option #2
    By Fax: 513-636 -5867

    Main Campus (Burnet)
    Multipractice Center
    C Building, 2nd Floor

  • Our Team

    Our team of experts includes a Board Certified Dermatologist, Board Certified Geneticist, Board Certified Genetic Counselors and Specialty Nurses.

    * Kara Shah, MD, PhD (bio)
    * Andrew Burrow, MD (bio)
    * Abigail Masunga, LGC (bio)