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Metabolic Disorders Clinic

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We are 1 of 6 regional metabolic centers designated by the Ohio Department of Health for referral, management and treatment of infants identified with abnormal newborn screens. Metabolic disorders affect the way the body uses food (protein, carbs and fats) and converts it into energy or fuel.

We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of metabolic disorders in infants, children and adults. Most metabolic disorders are caused by genetic mutations that result in missing or dysfunctional enzymes that are needed for the cell to perform metabolic processes. 

Genetic disorders affecting body metabolism often have specific treatments requiring special diets and/or medications. Some disorders, such as PKU, may be diagnosed by routine newborn screening, while others require specialized testing to establish a diagnosis and initiate treatment.

Prognosis and treatment vary, depending on the type and severity of the disorder.  Our team will help you navigate the treatment path for you or your child's metabolic disorder.


Contact Metabolic Disorders Clinic

330-543-8792 Appointments

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Akron Children's Hospital Genetic Center, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 5
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3677
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Our Doctors/Providers


Abdulrazak Alali, MD

Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist


Carrie Costin, MD

Director, Genetic Center; Clinical Geneticist

Other Providers:

Meghan Holecko, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Some of the Conditions We Treat...

pku, phenylketonuria, mitochondrial disease

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