Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

22q Deletion (DiGeorge) Syndrome Clinic

22q11.2 deletion syndrome — also called DiGeorge or velocardiofacial syndrome — is a genetic condition that can affect multiple systems throughout the body, commonly leading to cardiac, endocrine, immunologic, and craniofacial and speech abnormalities, in addition to psychologic and learning difficulties. The name refers to the missing piece of chromosome 22. According to the National Institutes of Health, it occurs in one of 3,000-6,000 births but often is underdiagnosed.

22q Clinic: Why Choose Johns Hopkins All Children’s

  • We bring together a team of specialists to provide holistic care for patients newborn to 21 years old with 22q deletion syndrome in one specialty clinic.

  • We have access to experts in more than 50 pediatric specialties and subspecialties to provide individualized care to each patient.

  • Our genetics experts can analyze and interpret your child’s condition.

  • Our plastic surgery and craniofacial team has vast experience repairing facial anomalies that are common with 22q deletion syndrome. 

  • We have a psychologist embedded within our 22q team to help with behavioral and developmental challenges.

Meet Our Team

Meet the expert team in our 22q Deletion Syndrome Clinic.

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