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Overview

The Williams syndrome clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is primarily focused on the medical management of individuals with Williams syndrome (WS). Individuals of all ages are welcome and Dr. Barbara Pober, a medical geneticist with greater than 30 years of expertise related to WS, sees both children and adults with WS along with Ms. Jessica Waxler, a genetic counselor. As per a family’s needs and wishes, some patients are seen for a one-time consultation while others are followed over time.

The clinic takes a “head-to-toe” approach covering all systems involved in WS. During an appointment there is an extensive review of each system followed by a complete physical exam. Current issues are discussed and anticipatory guidance is given as needed. The entire visit lasts 1-2 hours.

With advance planning, we can connect families with other medical and developmental/behavioral specialists sharing expertise in WS. We are also happy to talk with an individual’s local specialists and if possible, facilitate care.

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