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The medical genetics team at University of Missouri Health Care serves all of Missouri and surrounding communities. We care for children and adults with developmental delay, mental retardation, birth defects, and inherited or suspected genetic conditions.

Services offered by the Division of Medical Genetics include:

  • General genetics clinics with board-certified medical geneticists, genetic counselors and dietitians for pediatric, adult and prenatal patients. We work with families to identify a diagnosis, discuss prognosis, personalize a medical plan and provide education and support.
  • Metabolic genetic services with board-certified biochemical geneticists, genetic counselors and dietitians for follow-up of abnormal newborn screens, including diagnosis, prognosis, education and treatment of inborn errors of metabolism.
  • Regularly scheduled outreach clinics throughout Missouri including Springfield, Kirksville, and Versailles
  • Prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling clinic in conjunction with Maternal Fetal Medicine providing first trimester screening, follow-up of abnormal MSAFP Plus screening, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, level II ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram and perinatal care.
  • Cancer genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment for personal or family history suggestive of an inherited cancer syndrome.
  • Access to genetic disease information for patients and professionals and educational and community presentations


To schedule a Genetics appointment, please call our main office at (573) 882-6991

Where We Are

Women's and Children's Hospital
Pediatric and Adolescent Specialty Clinic
404 Keene St., Suite 101
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 882-6921

Who We Are

Catharine Harris, MD
Jerome Gorski, MD
Richard Hillman, MD

Genetic Counselors
Dawn Peck, MS, CGC
Sarah Barnett, MS, CGC
Cassandra Hollinger, MS
Ashley Davis, MS, CGC

Genetic Dietitian
Jessica Myers, RD, LD

Genetics Office Staff
Sarah Towne
Sharice Hickem
Frances Moran

Outreach Clinics

Springfield Jerome Gorski, MD Monthly
Medical Genetics
Genetics office
Ph: (573) 882-6991  
Richard Hillman, MD
Dawn Peck, MS, CGC
Alterantive months
Metabolic Genetics
Versailles Richard Hillman, MD
Dawn Peck, MS, CGC
As needed
Metabolic Genetics
Dawn Peck
Ph: (573) 884-5192 

Prenatal Genetics

Prenatal patients are seen in conjuction with Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Keene Medical Building in Women's Health Center
500 Keene Street, Suite 406
Columbia, MO 65201
To schedule an appointment, call (573) 499-6041.

Genetic Counseling and Cancer Risk Assessment

Stacey Miller, MS, CGC is a genetic counselor that specializes in cancer genetics. She sees patients at both Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia, MO and Goldschmidt Cancer Center in Jefferson City, MO. For questions or to schedule an appointment for cancer risk assessment please call (573) 882-8511.

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