Comprehensive care for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders, including cognitive, motor, social, and behavioral needs.

The Inova genetics team is committed to providing genetic evaluations and genetic counseling for children and their families. We offer services for children suspected of a genetic diagnosis or with a known disorder.

Our group of medical geneticists and genetic counselors help with diagnosis, offer genetic testing, explain the diagnosis and help coordinate management.

Children can be referred to our outpatient clinic and we also see patients for consultation during their admission to the hospital.

Our Team

Medical Geneticists

Natalie Hauser, MD

Marta Biderman Waberski, MD


Director, Inova Genetics Department

Rebecca Miller, MS, LCGC


Genetic Counselors

Lucy Drayson, MGC, LCGC

Kylie Whalen, MS, LCGC CG(ASCP)CM

Akos Berthold, MMSc

Olivia Wilmarth, MS

Genetics Services

Patients seen in our General Genetics Clinic include those with:

  • A known or suspected genetic diagnosis, such as any type of birth defect or chromosome disorder
  • A known family history of a genetic condition
  • Abnormal newborn screening tests
  • Abnormal genetic test results
  • A physician who recommended genetic testing
  • Unexplained Developmental delay
  • Unusual facial features
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Short Stature
  • Overgrowth Syndromes (Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome, Sotos syndrome)
  • Imprinting disorders (Angelman syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome)
  • Chromosome disorders (Down syndrome, Klinefelter, Turner)
  • Neuromuscular disorder
  • Movement disorder
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Seizure disorder
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Lysosomal Storage disorder
  • Treatable genetic conditions

For certain indications, such as autism spectrum disorder, seizure disorder or hearing loss, a patient can be seen with a genetic counselor for an initial consultation or with a medical geneticist and genetic counselor team.