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Genetics / Metabolics

A photo of Nadia Falah.
Nadia A. Falah, MD
West Virginia University
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Genetics, WVU Cancer Institute Clinics
A photo of TaraChandra Narumanchi.
TaraChandra T.C. Narumanchi, MD
West Virginia University
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
A photo of Holly Achee.
Holly Achee, MSW, LGSW
West Virginia University
Healthcare Social Worker, Pediatrics
A photo of Karen Murray.
Karen Murray
West Virginia University
Administrative Associate, Pediatrics
A photo of Jennie Wilkins.
Jennie Wilkins, MS, RD, LD
West Virginia University
Clinical Dietian, Pediatrics

West Virginia Genetics Evaluation and Counseling Center

The West Virginia University Genetics Center is based at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU in Morgantown, WV.


To serve West Virginia and surrounding areas by providing genetic services and to act as a resource agency for health professionals.

Who Would Benefit?

  • Families of children with birth defects.
  • Persons with questions about genetic or familial diseases.
  • Couples with fertility problems such as repeated miscarriages.
  • Individuals concerned about a family history of mental retardation.
  • Anyone seeking information with regard to a genetic or possible genetic condition.


  • Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of birth defects and inherited conditions.
  • Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of metabolic diseases-such as phenylketonuria (PKU), galactosemia and other metabolic diseases.
  • Genetic Counseling for families with a diagnosed genetic disease.
  • Cancer Genetics counseling and coordination of testing for familial cancer.
  • Assessment of the cause, pattern and recurrence risk for disease conditions.
  • Prenatal Diagnosis of birth defects, chromosomal abnormalities and genetic diseases early in pregnancy.
  • Education of individuals and families about genetic conditions.
  • Laboratory Analysis to establish or confirm genetic diagnoses.
  • Comprehensive Follow-up with referrals to community agencies.
  • Outreach Community Educational Programs regarding genetics.

Locations of Clinics:

  1. Morgantown [WVU Physician Office Center]
  2. Charleston [Women and Children's Hospital]
  3. Huntington [Marshall University - University Children's Medical Center]
  4. Parkersburg [Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group]
  5. Wheeling [Wheeling Hospital] 
  6. Martinsburg [Shenandoah Valley Medical Center]
  7. Summersville [Summersville Regional Medical Center]

The Medical Genetics Staff includes:

TC Narumanchi, M.D., Medical Geneticist

Nadia Falah, M.D., Medical Geneticist

Kristina Person, N.P.

Jennie Wilkins, R.D., Dietitian

Holly Achee, M.S.W., Genetics Associate 

Jessica Pugh, B.A.,  Genetics Associate  

Cytogenetic Technologists

A variety of other specialists are available on a consultation basis.

Prenatal services are coordinated with Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For further information or an appointment at any clinic site, contact:

WV Genetics Center
Department of Pediatrics
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU
Morgantown, WV 26506-9214

Phone: 304-293-7332
Toll-Free 1-800-842-3627


All insurances, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Any payment concerns or questions contact the Center.

Supported by:

West Virginia University
School of Medicine

West Virginia Bureau of Public Health
Office of Maternal & Child Health

Private Contributions