Welcome to the Section of Genetics

Donald Basel, MDDonald Basel, MD

Section Chief, Genetics Center

Welcome to the Section of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The section is committed to providing compassionate clinical care of the highest quality to our patients and to improve the health of the communities we serve. The section is focused on new therapies for genetic disorders, bringing cutting-edge diagnostics in genomic medicine and interdisciplinary care for patients in Wisconsin and through our academic activities to patients nationally. We are actively engaged in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists.

  • Pediatric service includes general genetics, Newborn Screening follow-up, metabolic, hereditary connective tissue (HCT), cleft palate, neurofibromatosis (NF) RASopathy, phenylketonuria (PKU), sickle cell, genomic medicine, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, and Wisconsin outreach clinics.
  • Adult service includes general genetics, phenylketonuria (PKU), metabolic, genomic medicine, prenatal & maternal fetal care, hereditary connective tissue (HCT), and Wisconsin outreach clinics.
  • Multidisciplinary service includes neurofibromatosis (NF) RASopathy, cleft palate and velocardiofacial.
  • Research and Testing is conducted in the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center, Advanced Genomics (AGEN), Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder and Developmental & Neurogenetics laboratories.


The overall goal of the Pediatrics Genetics residency program is to train highly competent clinical medical geneticists who are able to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic, management and counseling services for a wide variety of genetic disorders.

Laboratory Services

These laboratories offer diagnostic services using state-of-the-art techniques and the latest scientific discoveries to provide innovative methods in the diagnosis of genetic disorders for clinical care and research.

Advanced Genomic Laboratory (AGEN)

Developmental and Neurogenetics Laboratory (DNL)

Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder Laboratory

Children's Hospital

Patient Care Information

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Pediatrics Genetics physicians and practitioners see patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and many other hospitals and clinics in metro Milwaukee and eastern Wisconsin.

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Pediatrics Genetics physicians and practitioners provide primary and specialty care at many clinics in metro Milwaukee and eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact Us

Medical Genetics Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Pediatrics
8701 Watertown Plank Road
P.O. Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997

(414) 266-2979 | Fax: (414) 266-1616

Genetics Clinic
(414) 266-3347