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Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine

Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine

The Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine at Saint Peter’s University Hospital is Central Jersey’s provider of high-impact comprehensive clinical genetic services and experiential genetics education, and a leader in improving the effectiveness of health care, participation in clinical trials and innovative research. Department Chair Debra-Lynn Day-Salvatore, MD, PhD is recognized as an expert in Newborn Screening, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, and fetal dysmorphology, serving as a key expert in advisory positions with  international, national, and state organizations in the field of genetic medicine.

Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine at Saint Peter’s University Hospital serves as one of three New Jersey State-funded comprehensive regional centers for Newborn Screening and General Genetics Services for the state’s population of 8.9 million. The department is a recognized leader by the New Jersey State Metabolic Task Force, the Lysosomal Storage Disorder Sub-Committee, and the Newborn Screening Advisory Review Committee. During the past 23 years, the Department has seen more than 30,000 patients and logged nearly 45,000 patient visits. Saint Peter’s delivers more than 5,500 babies a year, and admits more than 900 babies a year to its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, of which approximately 12 percent receive a genetics consultation. 

Beginning in 2016, in accordance with new law, Saint Peter's will screen for more than 60 conditions including Lysosomal Storage Disorders and peroxisomal disorders.

The lysosomal metabolic conditions hospitals will screen for are

• Gaucher disease – affects liver, spleen, bones and bone marrow 
 Fabry disease – affects kidneys, heart and skin 
 Krabbe disease – affects the nervous system 
 Niemann-Pick disease – affects the spleen, liver and lungs 
 MPS1 (Hurler Syndrome) – affects the spleen, liver, joints and eyes and causes developmental issues and deafness. 
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, the other condition for which newborns will be screened, affects the nervous system and the adrenal glands. 


Conditions we treat:

• Metabolic disorders
• Lysosomal storage disorders
• Prenatal  

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Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Saint Peter's University Hospital
Medical Office Building, 3rd Floor
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-6659
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 565-KIDS [5437]

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