Our Genetics Clinic is run by Dr. Ayman El-Hattab, Consultant Clinical Genetics with experience of more than 12 years in the field of genetics. Dr. Ayman El-Hattab has the American Board of Clinical Genetics, the American Board of Biochemical Genetics (Metabolic), and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is also an Associate Professor at the College of Medicine in the University of Sharjah.
In our Genetics Clinic we provide health care for adults and children with genetic diseases or suspected to have genetic diseases. We provide clinical evaluation, perform genetic and metabolic tests, advise on management, and deliver genetic counseling for patients and families. Our services include:
In our Genetics Clinic we provide evaluation for wide variety of conditions related to pregnancy and infertility such as:
We also provide genetic counseling for:
Large number of pediatric conditions can benefit from evaluation in our Genetics Clinics. Some of these conditions are:
We evaluate affected individuals with cancers who are suspected to have familial/genetic predisposition for cancer including individuals with early onset tumors, multiple tumors, or family history of tumors. We also see healthy people who do not have cancer, but have family history of tumors. During the genetic evaluation, detailed personal and family histories are obtained, cancer gene panels are performed when indicated, genetic test results are interpreted, and genetic counseling is provided.
A large number of cardiovascular diseases encountered in adults and pediatrics can be caused by genetic defect and many of these can be inherited. Examples include variable congenital heart diseases, different cardiomyopathies, rhythm abnormalities such as prolonged QT syndromes and Brugada syndrome, and familial hyperlipidemias. In our genetics clinics we evaluate patients, request the needed genetic tests, and provide genetic counseling.
Many neurological diseases seen in pediatrics and adults can be caused genetic defects. Examples include variable types of epilepsies, hereditary neuropathies, muscular dystrophies, and early-onset strokes. Variable genetic and metabolic tests are available to help in reaching the genetic diagnosis which can provide more information about the disease and its complications and inheritance, and guide in establishing the management plan.
We also provide genetic counseling for patients and families and advise about prevention including:
Other Genetic Services
Other services include: