CHRISTUS Children's

Genetics Clinic

CHRISTUS Children's

The genetics team provides evaluation, diagnosis, genetic counseling, management, and treatment for children and adults with known or suspected genetic and metabolic conditions. Our team, led by Dr. Elizabeth Roeder, consists of highly experienced clinical and biochemical geneticists, genetic counselors, genetic nurse practitioner, metabolic dietitian, social worker, and genomic associates.

Genetics participates in the Cancer Genetics, Craniofacial Anomalies, Craniosynostosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, and Prader-Willi multidisciplinary clinics offered at CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio.

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Common Genetic Referral Indications

  • Abnormal growth pattern
  • Abnormal newborn screen result
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Birth defects
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Chromosomal disorders
  • Developmental delay
  • Dysmorphic features
  • Family history of a genetic condition
  • Genetic counseling for genetic conditions
  • Hearing or visual impairment
  • Intellectual disability
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Neurocutaneous disorders
  • Single gene disorders
  • Suspected genetic condition
  • Teratogen exposure

Hours & Locations


Children's - Genetics Clinic

  • Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is usually diagnosed with a physical examination, chromosome testing, and genetic testing. Treatment typically involves a combination of medical, educational, social services, and nutritional management.

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