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Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine

This is one of the largest and most comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical genetics units in UK and Europe providing integrated clinical and laboratory genetics services to a population of more than 4 million and academic programs in Molecular Genetics and Health Services Research.  The aim of the regional genetic service is to provide a diagnostic, counselling and support service to individuals and their families with a genetic disorder affecting any body system at any age.

We provide a comprehensive service for prenatal genetics, dysmorphology, neuromuscular genetics, neuropsychiatric genetics, ophthalmic genetics, cardiac genetics and cancer genetics.  Clinical diagnostic and counselling services are provided from clinics in the centre, at the Christies Hospital and in a number of district general hospitals throughout the North West of England.  The unit is a major training centre for specialist registrars, scientists and for professionals from other disciplines.

It also established the first MSc course in Genetic Counselling in Europe in 1992.  Genetic Medicine also incorporates the Willink Biochemical Genetic Unit which provides a service for children and young people, throughout the North West and beyond, with inherited metabolic disease.

For information regarding peripheral clinics, our research, patient leaflets and more detailed information regarding the work of the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine, please visit our website.


Professor Graeme Black (Honorary Consultant in Genetics/Ophthalmology)

Dr Kate Chandler (Consultant Clinical Geneticist)

Dr Tara Clancy (Consultant Genetic Counsellor and Lecturer in Medical Genetics)

Professor Jill Clayton-Smith (Consultant in Clinical Genetics)

Dr David Craufurd (Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neuropsychiatric Genetics)

Professor Dian Donnai (Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Head of Division of Saint Mary's)

Professor Gareth Evans (Professor in Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology)

Dr Susan Huson (Consultant in Clinical Genetics)

Dr Elizabeth Jones (Consultant in Clinical Genetics)

Dr Simon Jones (Willink Biochemical Genetic Unit)

Dr Bronwyn Kerr (Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Director)

Dr Helen Kingston (Consultant Clinical Geneticist)

Dr Fiona Lalloo (Consultant Clinical Geneticist)

Dr Rhona MacLeod (Consultant Genetic Counsellor and Lecturer in Medical Genetics)

Dr Kay Metcalfe (Consultant Clinical Geneticist)

Dr Andrew Morris (Willink Biochemical Genetic Unit)

Dr Bill Newman (Senior lecturer in Clinical Genetics)

Dr John Walter (Willink Biochemical Genetic Unit)

Senior Staff:

Dr Elizabeth Howard (Associate Specialist)

Ms Lauren Kerzin Storrar (Consultant Genetic Counsellor)

Admission - Outpatient only service:

By referral - from GP, secondary and tertiary care


Genetic Medicine

6th Floor

Saint Mary's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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Opening Hours:

8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Contact Number:

Telephone: (0161) 276 6506

Fax: (0161) 276 6145

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