This is a collaboration between the Genetics and Metabolism Division of Children's National Health System in Washington D.C. and Medscape Rare Diseases. The interviews, commentaries, cases and articles in this series are designed to provide accurate analysis, updates and guidance for all practicing clinicians.
Children's National Health System is dedicated to providing the best pediatric care for its patients, families, and community in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. The Genetics and Metabolism Division is the largest of its kind in North America. The division is home to world-renowned clinicians treating over 7500 rare disease patients in 2013 with local and global clinics. The team includes genetic counselors, nutritionists, and geneticists and specializes in taking on the most complex rare disease cases. The division focuses on bench to bedside research as well, working with patient groups, pharmaceutical companies, and research scientists to develop novel treatments for rare diseases.