Pediatric/Adolescent Cholesterol Clinic

In an effort to reduce the prevalence of premature coronary artery disease in West Virginia, the Cholesterol Clinic was established in 1996.

Children with a family history of heart attacks should have a cholesterol screening as early as 2 years old. All children should have a cholesterol screening between the ages 9 and 11 years old. Cholesterol disorders include Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Familial Combined Hypercholesterolemia and Hypertriglyceridemia. These disorders can be inherited and children with high cholesterol/LDL need to be treated to prevent heart attacks that could occur as early as 30 years of age. Elevated LDL cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries). This process of atherosclerosis begins to develop in early childhood and can lead to heart attacks in early adulthood. The management of high cholesterol includes dietary changes, routine physical activity and medication.

The Cholesterol Clinic at WVU has a team of specialists that educate and treat patients with cholesterol disorders. The Cholesterol Clinic was initiated by William A. Neal, MD. Our team includes: Collin C. John, MD MPH Lee A. Pyles, MD MS Radine A. Gibson RN, MSN, PPCNP-BC (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) Helenia Sedoski, MS, RD, LD (Pediatric Dietitian)

The Clinic is located at the Pediatric Group Practice (3rd Floor) 6040 University Town Centre Drive, Morgantown, WV 26501

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 304-598-4835.

A Lab is available on-site for blood work/cholesterol screening.

For more information, please visit The CARDIAC Project and  The FH Foundation.

A photo of Collin John.
Collin C. John, MD, MPH
West Virginia University
General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, Medicine
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
A photo of Helenia Sedoski.
Helenia Sedoski, MS, RD, LD
West Virginia University
Pediatric Dietition, Pediatrics
Dietician, Obstetrics & Gynecology