Genetics 1104X259

Medical Genetics and Metabolism

Medical Genetics and Metabolism

Director: Joseph W. Ray MD

Genetics provides comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis for adult and pediatric patients with potential genetic conditions. Our scope covers all genetic related concerns including prenatal genetics, cancer genetics, and referrals from our colleagues in general practice and organ-specific specialties such as cardiology, endocrine, neurology, renal, etc. We provide treatment and surveillance for conditions with genetic etiologies. These treatments include but are not limited to enzyme replacement therapy, enzyme substitute therapy, chaperone therapy, gene therapy, exon skipping medications, and dietary and medical food management for inborn errors of metabolism. We provide face-to-face outpatient services in Galveston and League City and inpatient coverage for our hospitals in Clearlake, League City, and Galveston.

Telehealth options are available as well. We have active participation in medical student, pediatric resident, maternal-fetal medicine fellow, physician assistant student, genetic counseling student, and breast surgical fellow education in the clinical setting, and participate in the education of medical students and physician assistant students during their basic science years. 


People

A Ray, Joe MD


Joseph Ray MD 

Associate Professor, Director Medical Genetics

AC Cooney, Erin MD


Erin Cooney MD 

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Biochemical Genetics & Newborn Screening

AC Do, Jenny

Jenny Do
Jenny Do MS, CGC
Instructor
Genetic Counselor

AC Falugi, Christina


Christina Falugi MS, CGC

Instructor
Genetic Counselor,
Medical Director, Cancer Genetics

AC Narayanan, Swetha


Swetha Narayanan MS, CGC 

Instructor
Genetic Counselor
Medical Director, Prenatal Genetics

Y Bixler, Colin


Colin Bixler MS, CGC 

Instructor
Genetic Counselor

Y Gomez, Heather

Y Morand, Megan


Megan Morand MS, CGC
Instructor
Genetic Counselor

Y Vice, Danielle


Danielle Vice MS, RD, LD, CNSC 

Dietitian
Newborn Screen Coordinator

YZ Knox, Kelli


Kelli Knox

Administrative Associate
FOR SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS CALL 409-772-3466

Locations

  • Pediatric Primary and Specialty Care Clinic, Galveston Island East
    400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
    Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
    Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

    Clinic Hours
    M–F: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
    Specialty Care Clinic only - 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for Island Pedi East. This location provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.
    In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for: We also offer:
    • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
    • Studies of new vaccines
    • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
    • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
    • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
    • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
    • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
    • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
  • UTMB Health and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, League City
    2280 Gulf Freeway South
    League City, TX
  • Pediatric Primary Care and Specialty Care Clinic, League City (Bay Colony)
    2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
    M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;HOURS are subject to change during COVID-19 surges
    (409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
    Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

    This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
    This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

    If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

    Services:
     Also:
    • Breast feeding education
    • Clinical trial opportunities
    • Gynecological examination
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
     
  • John Sealy Children's Hospital
    nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
    9th floor
    (409) 772-1011
    Open 24 hours

    The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Critical Care
    Part of John Sealy Hospital
    301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 772-1011
    Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

    Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

    We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.  

  • Labor, Delivery and Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms - Clear Lake Campus
    UTMB Clear Lake Campus

    200 Blossom Street
    5th floor

    (832) 632-7539

    UTMB Clear Lake Campus offers exceptional care for mothers and their healthy newborns in spacious LDRP rooms. Here, families stay in the same room throughout their birthing experience and Mother-Baby stay.

    Our new Labor, Delivery, Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms contains:

    • Birthing suites designed with significant input from patients, nursing staff and physicians
    • Oversized room for mom and baby to stay together
    • Large, private bathroom in each room designed to accommodate mom’s personal belongings
    • Free Wi-Fi, comfortable sofa-bed, rocking glider chair, oversized windows
    • Controlled lighting in each area of the room (mom’s bed, bassinet area, family area)
    • Nursery with private “teaching” room
    • Additional counter space for mom’s flowers and gifts
    • Nurse practitioner (Neonatal) on staff 24/7
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital
    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital (UTMB-TDCJ) is a general acute care facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). The UTMB-TDCJ Hospital remains the first and only hospital specializing in offender care on the campus of a major medical center and teaching institution. Located on one of the 15 campuses of the University of Texas System, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital, in affiliation with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is dedicated to educating health science professionals and researchers, caring for patients, and solving biomedical puzzles through scientific inquiry. 
     
    Contact Information:
    Telephone: (409) 772-3547
    Fax: (409) 772-7623
    Address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555 
  • Clear Lake Campus Hospital Pediatric Services

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    200 Blossom Street
    8th Floor
    ,
    Webster, TX 77598
    Open 24 hours

    In collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. We offer leading-edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children, and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students, and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children, and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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