Genomic Medicine Program

The Genomic Medicine Program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin works with the Human and Molecular Genetics Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin to help find answers where it often seems there aren’t any.

Giving hope when hope is scarce

The goal of genomic medicine is to crack the genetic code in hopes that it will lead to a diagnosis and open up treatment options when traditional testing and treatment have failed.

The genomic medicine team at Children’s Hospital uses genome sequencing, also known as DNA sequencing, as a tool to help find answers. When doctors have performed test after test with no clear diagnosis, we often are able to help.

Groundbreaking research leads to an unexpected discovery

Our team of experts was one of the first in the nation to use genome sequencing to diagnose and treat a child for his undiagnosed genetic condition. After he spent years in the hospital a very sick boy, our team was able to define his rare disorder and develop a treatment plan that allowed him to walk out of the hospital and home to his family.

Learn more about that story

Our services

Our program provides services to individuals with unidentified complex health problems thought to have genetic causes. Some of our services are:

  • Medical evaluations
  • Pre-test education
  • Genome sequencing
  • Result education
  • Treatment planning

Our Team

The genomic medicine team at Children’s Hospital is dedicated to working with patients and their families to find solutions to problems that can so often make families feel helpless.

Why genomics?

The specialists in our program use their expertise to uncover genetic mysteries. There is information hidden in DNA that can help us diagnose and treat genetic conditions. With genomics, we have a refined process for education, analysis and reporting results.

Our doctors also are on staff at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, allowing them to diagnose and manage pediatric and adult genetic conditions. Both are molecular genetics experts trained in the interpretation of genomic information.

Genomics in the news

As the field of genomics grows, we are learning more about how our genetic code affects our lives. To help you learn more, we’ve put together a list of videos that will help you learn about our program and the field of genomic medicine.

Location

The Genomic Medicine Program is located in the Genetics Center on level 1 of the Curative Care Network building, across the parking lot from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Enter the north door (which faces the Children's Hospital parking structure), and take the elevator to level 1.

We also see Genomic Medicine patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin specialty clinic in New Berlin.

Find a map and directions.

Parking: Free parking is available in the Children's Hospital parking structure and the surface lot at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin specialty clinic in New Berlin. A voucher for free parking is available at Curative.