Department of Neurology

Seattle Area Clinics

Neurogenetics Clinic

The Neurogenetics Clinic provides genetic counseling, diagnosis and follow-up for patients and families with a wide variety of neurogenetic diseases. The most common conditions seen in this clinic are Huntington’s Disease, Hereditary Ataxia, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia and Familial Dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. Families with various types of Muscular Dystrophies are counseled in collaboration with the University of Washington Muscular Dystrophy Clinic. The Neurogenetics Clinic is located in the Center for Human Development and Disability (CHDD) Building directly south of the University of Washington Medical Center. The clinic usually meets on Tuesdays of each month. Clinic Phone: 206-598-4030, Fax Phone: 206-598-3269. The lead genetic counselor for this clinic is Corrie Smith, CGC (206-598-3462). A Pediatric Neurogenetics Clinic directed by Dr. Hisama can be found at the same site.

University of Washington Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence

The HD center is partially funded by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. The emphasis is on diagnosis, counseling and coordination of services for families with HD. Brenda Vicars, RN helps coordinate the activities of this clinic. Appointments can be made at 206-598-4030 and Brenda can be contacted at 206-598-8753. This clinic is affiliated with the local chapter of the HDSA.

University of Washington Muscular Dystrophy Clinic

Dr. Thomas Bird, Chief of the Division of Neurogenetics, is Co-Director of the University MDA-sponsored Muscular Dystrophy Clinic also affiliated with the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine. Other physicians include Michael Weiss, MD, George Kraft, MD, Leo Wang, MD, Suman Jayadev, MD and Karen Barr, MD. Information can be obtained from the clinic coordinator at 206-598-5903 and the Seattle MDA office at 206-283-2106.