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NORD Rare Disease Centers of Excellence – Find a Center

Improving rare disease care through expertise and collaboration


Find a Center

NORD is proud to have designated 31 Rare Disease Centers of Excellence nationwide. Each center offers the high-quality specialized care needed to help diagnose and manage complex rare diseases. Collaboration between these institutions creates critical new connections and improves access to best-in-class clinical care and resources.

List of Rare Disease Centers of Excellence by State

Alabama

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine/Children’s of Alabama
    Co Directors: Nathaniel H Robin, Deeann Wallis (Research Co-director)
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    University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine/Children’s of Alabama


    Rare Disease Patient Appointments

    Serves children and adults
    Contact: Asiah Reaves Borden
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 205.934.3056

California

Colorado

  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus/Children’s Hospital Colorado/UCHealth
    Co Directors: Shawn E. McCandless, Matthew Taylor

Florida

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Director: Mustafa Tekin

Georgia

  • Emory Division of Medical Genetics/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    Director: Michael J. Gambello
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    Emory Division of Medical Genetics/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


    Emory Genetics Clinic

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 404.778.8570

Indiana

Iowa

  • University of Iowa Health Care
    Director: Hatem El-Shanti

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

  • M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital
    Director: Susan A. Berry
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    M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital


  • Mayo Clinic
    Co Directors: Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Eva Morava-Kozicz
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    Mayo Clinic


    Referring Physicians

    Serves children and adults

    Minnesota: 855.403.3506
    Florida: 844.835.5664
    Arizona: 844.249.0337

    Self-referral

    Serves children and adults

    Minnesota: 507.538.3270
    Florida: 904.953.0853
    Arizona: 800.446.2279

Missouri

  • Washington University/BJC Healthcare
    Director: Patricia Dickson
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    Washington University/BJC Healthcare


    Genetics and Genomic Medicine

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 314.454.6093

Nebraska

  • UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha Children’s Hospital and Nebraska Medicine
    Director: Omar Abdul-Rahman
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    UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha Children’s Hospital and Nebraska Medicine


    Genetic Medicine

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 402.552.6189

New York

  • Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Co Directors: Manisha Balwani, George A. Diaz
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    Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


    Medical Genetics and Genomics

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 212.241.6947

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    Director: Wendy Chung
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    Columbia University Irving Medical Center


    Center for Rare Disease

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 212.305.5890

North Carolina

Ohio

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University
    Co Directors: Kim McBride, Mari Mori
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    Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University


    Genetics and Genomic Medicine

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 614.722.3535

    Request an Appointment

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 800.881.7385

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Co Directors: John Hogenesch, Anne Slavotinek
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    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


    Genetics and Genomics

    Serves children and adults
    (requires referral)
    Phone: 513.636.4760

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health/University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Director: Anne Tsai
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    Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health/University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


    Rare Diseases for Children

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 405.271.4211

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

  • University of Utah Medical Genetics
    Co Directors: Lorenzo Botto, Nicola Longo
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    University of Utah Medical Genetics


    Division of Medical Genetics

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 801.213.3599

Washington, D.C.

Wisconsin

  • University of Wisconsin Center for Rare Disease
    Co Directors: Kim M. Keppler-Noreuil, M. Stephen Meyn
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    University of Wisconsin Center for Rare Disease


    Rare Disease Center

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 608.263.5877

  • Children’s Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin
    Director: Donald Basel
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    Children’s Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin


    Undiagnosed and Rare Disease Program

    Serves children and adults
    Phone: 414.266.2771