Call us the smile specialists
The team at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has a deep understanding of Down syndrome. Our clinical outcomes are among the best around — but our favorite results are healthy, confident, independent kids.
Our team is made up of several types of professionals:
- Developmental pediatricians have advanced training in assessing and treating children’s developmental, learning and behavioral issues. We have one board-certified developmental pediatrician on staff at the Down syndrome clinic.
- Geneticists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders like Down syndrome. We are lucky to have two board-certified geneticists on our team.
- Pediatric nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses. These professionals are specially trained and licensed to examine, diagnose and treat patients. The pediatric nurse practitioners at the Down syndrome clinic are key members of the team.
- Genetic counselors are professionals with training in both counseling and medical genetics. They help educate families about genetics, assess their risk for inherited conditions, make informed decisions about family planning and access helpful resources in the community.
At Children’s, each patient has access to a wide range of specialists who genuinely care for children and families. Our Down syndrome clinic team works closely with other professionals, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, surgeons, dietitians and rehabilitation therapists.
If you’re visiting the Down syndrome clinic, keep an eye out for:
Daniel S. McLellan, MD
Medical director of the down syndrome clinic
See profiles for the top-notch doctors, advanced practitioners and genetic counselors at the Down syndrome clinic.