Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital) is a world leader in pediatric healthcare, offering more than 40 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, the organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS) which includes the Brain Institute, home to the largest number of pediatric clinical neuroscience specialists in the nation, and ranked 7th in the nation for pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.
An informed provider or genetics professional can provide you with the information you need to make health decisions for you and your family’s future. The Victor Center can provide assistance in finding a provider or genetic counselor in your area. Additionally, our clinical partners periodically sponsor local community screenings.
The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Victor Center community outreach is supported by local religious, educational, social and advocacy organizations which promote awareness and education about Jewish genetic diseases and preconception carrier screening and counseling.
Complete the contact form section and submit to the Victor Center if you:
- Have questions or would like to learn more about Jewish genetic diseases, screening or counseling
- Need to find a provider for yourself of for your patient that isn’t included on our web page
- Would like to offer educational programs or materials to your organization or provider colleagues
The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Victor Center depends on the generosity of our donors to continue our outreach, education and engagement efforts and to expand access to genetic screening and counseling services.
To support the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at Nicklaus Children’s, please visit mchf.org/victorcenter.
Deborah Wasserman, MS
Genetic Counselor, Victor Center
Deborah Wasserman is a genetic counselor with over 25 years experience in prenatal diagnosis and medical genetics clinics. As the genetic counselor for the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, Miami, she provides genetic counseling for Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases to students, newlywed couples and other patients. Ms. Wasserman provides follow-up counseling and support for those found to be carriers.
As the outreach coordinator at the Victor Center, Miami, she is the liaison between the Victor Center and community. She is available to run educational programs about the Victor Center and Jewish genetic disease screening, tailored to your organizations needs and interests. Contact her if you are interested in learning more about the Victor Center, organizing a community or campus screening, or getting screened in our office at email@example.com.