Under the direction of a supervising physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for the direct care and follow up of a population of patients that match his/her Scope of Practice and skill set. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research.
The Metabolic Disease Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for genetic metabolic disorders. By using advanced tools for the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, we're able to help manage your child's disorder so she can live a longer, healthier life. The program is part of the Division of Human Genetics.
Our staff includes board-certified physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, social workers, genetic counselors and dietitians. We work closely with our Metabolic Diagnostic Laboratory, a full-service laboratory specializing in diagnosing and monitoring inborn errors of metabolism, and are available to provide consultations and discuss the results of metabolic tests.