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Clinical Services at Rush Genetic Disorder Diagnosis and Care
Program Description

The Section of Genetics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides a full range of services for the diagnosis, counseling and treatment of patients (infants, children, adults and pregnant women) who have or are concerned about genetic and congenital disorders.

Diagnostic genetic testing is conducted for congenital malformations, chromosome disorders, mental retardation, learning disabilities, infertility, miscarriages, paternity, metabolic and molecular disorders. Genetic services are available for all pediatric, prenatal and adult genetic disorders.


Services Provided

The Section of Genetics provides comprehensive services related to genetic, inherited or multifactorial disorders, including the following:

  • Genetic and reproductive counseling
  • Treatment and risk reduction strategies
  • Prenatal and postnatal testing through chromosome and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies, biochemical tests and DNA (gene) analysis
  • Evaluation for hereditary breast and colon cancers
  • Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for metabolic disease such as PKU, galactosemia, disorders of fat metabolism, etc.
  • Patient and family education about genetic risk
  • Support groups for families facing chromosome syndrome, metabolic disorders, phenylketonuria (PKU), Huntington disease and Fragile X syndrome.

Clinical Team
  • Paul Wong, MD, MSc, is a board-certified pediatrician and board-certified geneticist. He is director of the Section of Genetics and professor of pediatrics and internal medicine. Well-known internationally for his research contribution in biochemical genetic disorders, Wong is a member of many academic societies and has published more than 70 original papers in scientific and medical journals.
  • Wei-Tong Hsu, MD, is a board-certified cytogeneticist with extensive experience in cancer cytogenetics and cytogenetics in infants, children and pregnancies. She has multiple publications in cancer cytogenetics.
  • Kisha Johnson, MS, CGC, is a board-certified genetic counselor.
  • Amy Knight Johnson, MS, CGC is a board-certified genetic counselor.




Contact Name
Kisha Johnson, MS, CGC
Contact Phone
(312) 942-6298
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu



LocationHours of Operation
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612

Appointments are available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Call (312) 942-6298 to arrange a consultation.




LocationHours of Operation
Rush-Copley Medical Center
2020 Ogden Avenue, Suite 400
Aurora, IL 60504

Appointments are available during normal business hours, one Wednesday each month. Call (312) 942-6298 to arrange a consultation.




LocationHours of Operation
Ashton Medical & Surgical Center
1800 McDonough Road, #203, Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Call (312) 942-6298 to arrange a consultation.




LocationHours of Operation
Riverside Medical Center
375 North Wall St., 1st Floor
Kankakee, IL 60901

Appointments are available during normal business hours, one Monday each month. Call (815) 935-7531 to arrange a consultation.




LocationHours of Operation
Provena-St. Joseph Medical Center
333 N. Madison, 1st Floor
Joliet, IL 60435

Appointments are available during normal business hours, one Wednesday each month. Call (815) 741-7555 to arrange a consultation.



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