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, 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 the almost 100,000 babies born in New Jersey every year for more than 60 conditions including Lysosomal Storage Disorders and peroxisomal disorders.
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