Medical Information

List of Specialists

Parenting a child with Trisomy 18/Edwards Syndrome can bring various challenges, especially when it comes to managing their medical needs. As a caregiver, you might feel overwhelmed and confused while trying to navigate their healthcare journey. We understand your struggles and want to extend our support to help you through this journey. To simplify the process, we have developed a comprehensive list of specialists who can provide valuable and critical support for your child’s unique situation. While the list we have compiled is not exhaustive, we have included the most commonly worked-with specialists who can deliver quality care to your child. It is important to note that every child’s situation is unique, and they may require additional specialists to attend to their specific needs. Please know that you are not alone in this journey, and we empathize with you every step of the way. Our team is committed to being your constant support, and our community of families is here to join you in this journey.

Obstetrician – Specializes in the care during pregnancy, delivering babies, and care after giving birth

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) – provides care to complicated pregnancies or women who are at high risk

Neonatologist – Diagnoses and provides specialized care for newborns with severe birth defects, illnesses, or injuries. They work with obstetricians during pregnancy when a congenital defect is diagnosed before birth 

Cardiologist – specializes in the care of the heart and blood vessels

Cardiothoracic Surgeon – performs surgery on the organs in the chest (heart, lungs, or esophagus)

Pulmonologist – specializes in the respiratory system (lungs)

Nephrologist – specializes in the diseases of the kidneys

Otolaryngologist (ENT) – specializes in problems with the head and neck (Ears, Nose, Throat)

Immunologist – specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing immune system disorders

Audiologist – specializes in hearing and balance disorders (Vestibular system)

Endocrinologist – specializes in the glands and their hormones (thyroid, diabetes, growth disorders, metabolic issues

Gastroenterologist (GI)– Diagnoses and treats problems and diseases of the digestive system

Ophthalmologist – Treats conditions and diseases of the eye

Urologist – treats disorders and complications of the Urinary Tract system and male reproductive organs

Hepatologist – diagnoses and treats problems of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts

Interventional Radiology (IR) – subspecialty of radiology that uses imaging to guide medical procedures that diagnose and treat various conditions

Orthopedist – Diagnoses and treats conditions of the musculoskeletal system

Geneticist – studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity factors

Infectious Disease Specialist – Diagnoses, treats, and prevents infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites

Oncologist – Diagnoses and treats cancer

Sleep Specialist – specializes in sleep disorders

Dermatologist – specializes in disorders of the skin

Neurologist – specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders/diseases of the brain and nervous system (brain, spinal and nerves)

Neuro-ophthalmologist – A type of neurologist that specializes in eye disorders that are affected by the nervous system

Epileptologist – A type of neurologist that focuses on epilepsy (seizures)

Nutritionist – uses the science of nutrition to help with and improve wellness

Dietitian – identifies and treats disease-related malnutrition and conducts medical nutrition thera