The OHSU-CDRC Genetics and Birth Defects Program has an extensive staff of medical geneticists and genetic counselors to assist primary care providers in the diagnosis and care of individuals with both common and uncommon genetic disorders. When appropriate, patients may consult with specialists in genetic ophthalmology, pediatric cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, dermatology, and developmental pediatrics. The program is jointly administered by the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics of the OHSU School of Medicine.

Common indications for either self or physician referral include:

  • congenital malformations
  • dysmorphic facial features
  • mental retardation /developmental delay
  • short stature
  • family history of a possible inherited disorder
  • familial neurological disorder
  • history of multiple pregnancy losses