Center for Medical Genetics was established in March 2011 as a donor sponsored project of Tamil Nadu foundation, with an objective of providing a comprehensive medical genetics service at a nominal and affordable cost.

Our genetic laboratory has state of the art infrastructure to perform cytogenetics and Fluorescent In situ Hybridization (FISH) techniques. The laboratory, due to its strong excellent and impeccable technical support with reliable quality of results, has shown a steady growth in flow of samples over the years.

As part of diagnostic services we offer cytogenetics/karyotyping, molecular genetics tests and genetic counseling. Our tests include peripheral blood and bone marrow karyotyping, gene screening through gene panels for various genetic disorders including malignancies. We have recently introduced fluorescent-in-situ hybridization (FISH) techniques for acute and chronic myeloid leukemias both for diagnosis and prognosis.

Over the past few years we have steadily increased our sample flow. We have a very efficient and skilled team that gives accurate reports with a turn-around-time of 10 working days for peripheral blood and bone marrow and 5-10 working days for FISH reports. These are one of the best turn-around-times.

GenVams-CMG has been playing a pivotal role in genetics knowledge sharing among researchers and research aspirants. Hence, apart from diagnostics, we also focus on academics and research. As part of our academic activities, we organize lectures, scientific interactions, Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs and workshops with national and international experts in the field of medical genetics. We have conducted several CME programs in our premises and elsewhere including Sri Ramachandra University.

We offer teaching and hands-on training programs for students from arts and sciences and engineering colleges. We have also had students from the United States of America. We are recognized as Practice School-1 center by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. We are also affiliated to SRM university for our PhD program. Two students are currently pursuing their doctoral programs.

We are a non-profit organization and we seek for donations, which are tax-exempted.

The total number of people benefitted between January 2012 and June 2017 through CMG via diagnostic services, counseling and training is 4646.

Key members of the organization:

Dr. Vaithilingam G Dev, PhD

Founder & Advisor

Dr. Vaithilingam G Dev is a renowned Cytogenetics in the United State of America. He has worked in the field of human genetics for more than 40 years.

Prof. G Kumaramanickavel, MD

Medical Director

Prof. G Kumaramanickavel works on ocular genomics - primarily involved in gene mapping, Mutational screening and association studies including genome wide in complex and Mendelian ophthalmic diseases. He has done genetic counseling for over 11,000 patients and has 110 peer-reviewed publications. He is a recognized PhD guide in various universities in India and abroad.

Dr. S Uthra, PhD

Visiting Assistant Director, Academics & Research

Dr. Uthra S is a doctorate in Genetics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani,Rajasthan. She has to her credit nearly 15 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and has presented papers at both national and international arena.

Mr. Madan Raj, MA, MSc, M Phil

Doctor’s Relationship Manager

Mr. V Madan Raj is a social worker and has successfully done various projects under Chennai Glaucoma Study, Sankara Nethralaya - Medical and Vision Research Foundation, during which he mobilized more than 10,000 patients. He has also received prestigious Helen Keller award in the year 2007.

Centre for Medical Genetics is a non-profit organization

Donations are welcome

All donations to the Trust are deductible u/s 80G, as per Government of India rules.
Registration No. AACTG1584D/05/15-16/T-0173/80G

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