The Turner Syndrome Clinic at Children’s National aims to provide comprehensive care to children with Turner syndrome. Turner syndrome is a genetic condition seen in children born with female external genitalia who are missing all or part of an X chromosome.
Our clinical team includes specialists in endocrinology, cardiology, genetics, gynecology and psychology that work closely with a network of additional specialties at Children’s National, such as neuropsychology, ENT, audiology, orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology and dentistry to help families manage the medical and developmental needs of children with this condition. Our goal is to treat, support and empower children with Turner syndrome to achieve their full potential.
Choosing Children’s National for Turner Syndrome Care
Children’s National is home to some of the world’s leading pediatric endocrinology experts. We are the only program in the region with a specialized program for Turner syndrome, which ensures that your child will receive the best possible care for their condition.
Highlights of our program include:
- Top ranked program. Our Turner Syndrome Clinic is within the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 programs in the nation. Learn more.
- Level 4 Regional Resource Center. We are 1 of only 9 centers nationally and the only center in Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA) for providing excellent care to individuals with TS and increasing knowledge about TS through research.
- Multidisciplinary approach to care. Our monthly clinic enables new and established patients to meet with multiple pediatric specialists on the same day – in one convenient location – when they come for their annual follow-up. Meet the team.
- Diagnostic services. We provide laboratory and radiology services, as well as same day appointments for echocardiograms and audiology testing when feasible.
- Continuum of care. Our goal is to provide our patients with continuity of care and address multispecialty medical and developmental needs from birth until transition to adult care.
- Expertise in prenatal care. We partner with the Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute to provide counseling and comprehensive diagnostic and supportive care to families who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Turner syndrome.
- Community outreach and advocacy. We partner with local advocacy groups for Turner syndrome and encourage families to participate in social and educational activities to improve awareness of this rare condition. Learn more about Turner syndrome.
Level 4 Regional Resource Center
We are 1 of only 9 centers nationally and the only center in Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA) for providing excellent care to individuals with turner syndrome (TS) and increasing knowledge about TS through research.