Dalhousie University Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Pediatrics Department

Medical Genetics

Dr. Sarah Dyack
Dr. Sarah Dyack - Maritime Medical Genetics Division Head

The Division of Medical Genetics provides clinical care, including diagnosis, treatment and genetic counseling, to patients and families throughout the Maritime Provinces affected with, or at risk for, genetic disorders, inherited metabolic diseases and congenital anomalies. Fundamental to the academic mission of the division is its members’ active involvement in research into these conditions and in teaching at all levels.

A major activity of the division is the clinical patient care provided through the activities of the Maritime Medical Genetics Service, based at the IWK Health Center. The Maritime Medical Genetics Service, including faculty offices and clinical facilities, moved into expanded new physical space in the new Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research and Clinical Care Pavilion at the IWK Health Centre in the fall of 2004.