Clarkson, Katie

Senior Clinical Geneticist

Clarkson, Katie

Dr. Clarkson has been with the Greenwood Genetic Center since 1993 as a Clinical Geneticist located in Columbia, SC. She is primarily involved with patient care but is also involved with teaching medical students, residents, and genetic counseling students through a joint appointment with the University of SC in Columbia. Dr. Clarkson's areas of special interest include birth defects, especially craniofacial anomalies.

Any patient with a birth defect, learning problem, developmental delay, or known/suspected genetic condition may be seen in the office located in downtown Columbia, or at outlying clinics in the midstate area. On-site consultations are available for individuals who are affiliated with the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. Consultations are also available for hospitalized patients.

Contact Information

Office (803) 799-5390
Fax (803) 799- 5391
kclarkson@ggc.org

Education

  • M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1984,

  • Internship, Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville. 1984-1985

  • Residency, Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, 1985-1987

  • Fellowship, Greenwood Genetic Center, 1987-1989
Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis...

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