FASD: A Physician’s Perspective

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Dr. Wargowski has over 25 years of clinical experience in the identification of syndromes and the assessment of individuals with congenital anomalies and developmental disorders, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. At present, Dr. Wargowski is the only medical geneticist in Wisconsin with a special interest in this group of disorders and as such receives the majority of referrals for FASD evaluation. As Director of the Residency Program in Medical Genetics, through his involvement in the genetics training of medical students and residents in pediatrics and other disciplines, Dr. Wargowski has provided education and training related to FASD assessment to hundreds of physicians. He has also been involved in training at the national level, primarily through his role in the Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics, which is working to develop training standards and innovative curricula for trainees in Medical Genetics. As a member of the joint CDC/AAP expert panel on FASDs, Dr. Wargowski contributed actively to the development of clinical and training tools that will help practicing pediatricians and family medicine physicians in the evaluation and management of individuals with FASDs. This effort is being furthered now in the Wisconsin FASD PIC for Pediatrics, on which Dr. Wargowski serves as PI.


Related Topics

  • Child Welfare
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)