The Department of Medical Genetics at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine was created to offer the opportunity to expand the clinical, academic, and research opportunities in this rapidly developing discipline.
Medical Genetics is changing the way doctors practice medicine. Genetics is no longer a subspecialty within other disciplines focusing on rare single gene disorders. Medical Genetics is now a certified medical specialty recognized by the American Medical Association. The role of genetics has expanded to all areas of medicine. Primary care physicians and other specialists need to understand genes and gene interaction with the environment to manage many patients with common disorders.
To apply new research developments in the field of Medical Genetics to clinical practice.
To teach Medical Genetics to physicians, residents, medical students and graduate students. The Department of Medical Genetics provides education for UTGSM residents in primary care and in several specialties in the UT Graduate School of Medicine and graduate education for students in the UT Comparative and Experimental Medicine Program and other University of Tennessee departments.
The UT Genetics Center provides clinical genetic services and genetic laboratory services including:
- Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Services
- Cytogenetics Diagnostic Laboratory Services
- Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Services
- Genetic Counseling
- Newborn Screening
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Department of Medical Genetics/ UT Genetics Center
UT Graduate School of Medicine
Building A, Suite 435
1930 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Toll free: 1.800.325.3894