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Children’s Velocardiofacial Clinic

Velocardiofacial syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders. The disorder, which is also sometimes known as 22q11 deletion syndrome, Shprintzen syndrome, or DiGeorge syndrome, is caused by the deletion of a small segment of the long arm of chromosome 22. Children with velocardiofacial syndrome may have heart problems, learning disabilities, and/or cleft palate, and sometimes have other problems.

Children’s velocardiofacial clinic provides families with a central place to receive coordinated services for your child’s velocardiofacial syndrome needs. This saves time and helps families avoid multiple trips to many doctors and other providers. During visits to the clinic, families may see specialists in:

  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Otolaryngology (ear-nose-throat)
  • Psychology
  • Speech language pathology

Your child’s initial visit will include an evaluation or set of evaluations by Children’s subspecialists, customized to your child’s unique needs.

Contact Us

  • If you are a family member and want to make an appointment, call Tess Erickson at Children’s craniofacial clinic at (612) 813-6888. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • If you are a health professional looking for a consultation or referral information, please call Children’s Physician Access at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).