Specialty Clinics and Teams
Differences of Sexual Development (DSD) Clinic
The Differences of Sexual Development (DSD) Clinic cares for children born with chromosomal, gonadal or anatomic abnormalities of the genitalia and/or reproductive organs.
As these patients have a variety of medical needs, we take a multidisciplinary approach, with specialists from our Urology, Endocrinology and Gynecology divisions, and from Behavioral Health. For children with disorders that require surgical reconstruction, Madhu Alagiri, M.D., (Urology) and Akilah Weber, M.D., (Gynecology) collaborate to manage these patients.
Spinal Defects Clinic
The Spinal Defects Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic under the direction of the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. Patients with congenital conditions such as spina bifida are provided with a team approach to medical and lifestyle management.
The team includes the following specialties:
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Social Services
Clinics are held on Tuesday afternoons in the Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at the Main Campus by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 858-966-8896.
The multidisciplinary Stone Clinic cares for children with genitourinary (kidney) stones.
Dr. Elizabeth Ingulli (Nephrology) focuses on the medical management of stones, with the goal of reducing the risk of recurrence. Many times, dietary changes and an increase in water consumption are enough to lower the risk, but some children may require medications.
Dr. Sarah Marietti-Shepherd focuses on the surgical management of stones, using various procedures. These include ureteroscopy (looking up the ureter and kidney to remove stones), ESWL (shock wave treatment of stones) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (direct retrieval of stones from the kidney via a small tube in the back).
The Stone Clinic is held on the first Monday and Friday of the month.