What is the Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders?

The Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders (CCGD) at Cincinnati Children’s is a multi-disciplinary clinic coupled with a research program that brings cutting-edge genetic diagnostics to children with undiagnosed growth disorders. The clinic brings together endocrinologists and geneticists with specific expertise in growth disorders and genomic evaluation. Patients who attend the clinic are offered voluntary participation in our research program.

Our doctors have a wealth of experience in the treatment of severe growth disorders, including particular expertise in managing patients with growth hormone insensitivity (Laron syndrome). Additionally, the CCGD participates in industry sponsored clinical trials offering patients access to the latest in therapeutic advances for short stature. To learn more about our research program, please visit our research lab website.

What doctors specialize in this area?

What other healthcare providers might I see in clinic?

  • Kimmie Lewis, MS LGC, genetic counselor
  • Carla Kohrs, RN, nurse coordinator
  • Lori Casnellie, RN, nurse coordinator
  • Leah Tyzinski, CCRP, research study coordinator

Who can I contact with questions about this clinic?

Carla Kohrs, RN
1-800-344-2462, ext. 68456