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Metabolic Disorders

The Metabolic Disorders Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a full range of consultative, diagnostic and management services for pediatric and adult patients with inherited metabolic disorders.

To make an appointment, call: 617-726-1561


The Metabolic Disorders Program provides a full range of consultative, diagnostic and management services for pediatric and adult patients with inherited metabolic disorders. Diagnostic testing is available for patients detected by newborn screening, as well as those who display symptoms in adolescence or maturity.

Specialty Care in a World-Renowned Academic Medical Center

Our clinical team of physicians, nurses and dieticians provides families with diagnosis, treatment, counseling and follow-up care in a supportive environment. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and participation in current research ensures our patients the latest testing and treatment options.

A Comprehensive Range of Services

Our physicians are board-certified in clinical and biochemical genetics and have extensive experience treating the comprehensive range of metabolic disorders including:

  • Arginase deficiency
  • Argininosuccinicaciduria
  • Biotinidase deficiency
  • Carnitine deficiency
  • Citrullinemia
  • Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase deficiency
  • Cystathioninuria
  • Cystinuria
  • Fatty Acid Oxidation defects
  • Fumarase Deficiency
  • Galactosemia
  • Glutaric acidemia
  • Glycine Encephalopathy / Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia
  • Gyrate Atrophy / Ornithine Aminotransferase Deficiency
  • Homocystinuria caused by Cystathionine beta-Synthase Deficiency
  • Hyperammonemic Syndromes
  • Hyperlysinemia
  • Hyperornithinemia-Hyperammonemia-Homocitrullinuria (HHH) Syndrome
  • Isovaleric Acidemia
  • Ketothiolase deficiency
  • Long chain 3-Hydroxyacyl CoA Dehydrogenase (LCHAD) deficiency
  • Lysinuric Protein Intolerance
  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)
  • Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency
  • 3-Methylcrotonyl-CoA Carboxylase deficiency
  • Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) deficiency
  • Methylmalonic Acidemia
  • Organic acidemias
  • Ornithine Transcarbamylase deficiency
  • PKU / Phenylalanine Hydroxylase deficiency
  • Propionic Acidemia
  • Short chain acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency
  • Sulfocysteinuria / Sulfite Oxidase deficiency / Molybdenum Cofactor deficiency
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Urea Cycle disorders

Program and Services

  • Abnormal Newborn Screening Test
  • Newborn Screening Follow-up
  • Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Genetics
  • Comprehensive Evaluation for possible metabolic disease
  • Biochemical Genetic Diagnostic Testing and Monitoring
  • Nutritional Treatment / Dietary Adjustment
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Specialty Referral
  • Online Specialty Consultations
  • Interpreter Services are available
  • Social Services are available

Meet the Team


Contact Us

MGHfC Metabolic Disorders Program

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

Suite 6C32 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-1561
  • Fax: 617-726-1566

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

To make an appointment, call: 617-726-1561

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