The 22q multidisciplinary clinic at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is the first 22q clinic of its kind in the state of Florida. Our goal is to provide patient-centered, comprehensive, and individualized care to patients who have 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (also known as DiGeorge Syndrome or Velocardiofacial Syndrome) and 22q11.2 duplication syndrome (slightly different condition). Our 22q multidisciplinary Program at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, inaugurated in August 2018, has established solid partnerships with local and national 22q groups and family leaders. The 22q Clinic has a very diverse patient population and a dedicated team of medical providers with expertise in 22q11.2 Deletion and Duplications Syndromes. Our team’s work has been presented at national and international meetings, like the most recent 22q scientific meeting in Split, Croatia. The program is also unique in that it is now expanding to care for adult 22q patients. Our clinic is another live example of how multidisciplinary care is the best way to achieve the most optimal outcomes in 22q patients.
Patients are evaluated by all the medical specialties they need in the same day and in all in one place. Our team is committed to providing the most comprehensive care to our patients and their families through a unique family-centered approach. Many of our physicians and staff are bilingual, offering services in both English and Spanish to better serve our 22q community. Our clinic includes the following Pediatric subspecialties: Genetics, Immunology, Endocrinology, Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology), Developmental Neurology, Cardiology, Speech Pathology and Nutrition.