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Down Syndrome Center


Rady Children’s multidisciplinary Down Syndrome Center provides assessments, recommendations and case management.┬áDr. Lauren Gist is director of the center and brings expertise in both developmental and behavioral pediatrics as well as general pediatrics. She is also bilingual (English/Spanish).

Our team includes the following specialists/providers:

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
Lauren Gist, M.D., M.P.H., Director

Genetic Counselor
Sophia Ceulemans, M.S.

Social Worker
Carly Dosh, M.S.W.
Jennie Buss-Gregory, M.S.W.
Monica Felix, M.S.W.

Speech Therapists
Valerie Dorfman, S.L.P.
Kathleen Munroe, S.L.P.

Physical Therapist
Adam Harner, P.T.

Occupational Therapist
Sara Dobosieciwz, O.T.R.

Behavioral Specialists
Meredith Essey, BCBA
Abbey Hye, M.A., BCBA
Brian Fritz, M.A., BCBA

Janet Salvador

Dental Resident
Rotating individuals

Care Coordinator/Scheduling
Dalia Flores