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The Genetics Unit

Detection of a genetic disease in a family begins with the identification of a syndrome in the child who is born with the disorder. Pediatric genetics is a leading and developing field, since children hold the key for disease recurrence in the family. The Genetics Unit at Schneider Children’s is part of the Raphael Recanati Genetics Institute at Rabin Medical Center.

Hours: Sundays and Tuesdays, 08:00–15.30
Location: 2nd Floor
Tel: 972-3-9253526
Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sunday to Thursday 08:00–15:00

Director of the Unit
Prof. Lina Basel

Senior Physicians

Dr. Naama Orenstein
Dr. Monica Weiss-Hobesman
Dr. Lior Cohen

Pediatric Genetic Diseases Clinic

Clinical staff are experienced in the diagnosis of every genetic disease and syndrome including neuromuscular diseases, developmental disorders and autism, unique facial distortions, hyper-growth, low stature, congenital defects, hearing and sight disorders, and failure to gain weight or obesity. Evaluations are conducted in the Genetics Unit at Schneider Children’s, while tests are examined in the laboratory of the Raphael Recanati Genetics Institute.
Director: Prof. Lina Basel
Fax for Referrals: 972-3-9253913

Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Clinic

FMF is the most common inherited disease in Israel. Diagnostic services in the clinic include a clinical evaluation and broad molecular testing, during which 13 mutations known to cause the disease are checked.
Director: Prof. Lina Basel
Tel: 972-3-9377659
Fax: 972-3-9377660


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