Why Choose CHOP's Turner Syndrome Program
The Turner Syndrome Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is one of the country’s top care centers of its kind, treating over 250 girls with Turner syndrome (TS) ages newborn through young adulthood and offering prenatal visits in partnership with CHOP's fetal medicine specialists. The program is designed to meet the exact needs of girls with Turner syndrome, providing specialized and seamless patient-centered care.
Pediatric specialists across every discipline
Our team includes endocrinologists, geneticists, cardiologist, a certified nurse practitioner and a dietician, each of whom has an expertise in Turner syndrome. As part of one of the top-ranked and largest children's hospitals in the U.S., CHOP’s Turner Syndrome Program offers direct access to highly qualified pediatric experts across every specialty that your child might need throughout childhood and adolescence.
Before your first appointment, the care coordinator will send you a detailed itinerary of your child’s tests and evaluations with our specialists, leaving you free to focus on your child. Your care coordinator will help you set up additional appointments as needed.
Support for the whole family
Our center offers emotional and social support to meet the unique needs of all family members experiencing a Turner syndrome diagnosis. At our annual Spring Fling for Turner Syndrome, family members join us for ongoing education. Girls with TS spend the day meeting other children with the diagnosis while participating in fun and therapeutic activities. All girls are welcome, regardless of whether or not they are cared for at CHOP.
Transition to adult care
At CHOP we understand that transitioning from a pediatric hospital to an adult setting can be challenging for teens. We work hand-in-hand with Penn Medicine to provide your adolescent with TS a seamless transition to adult care. This includes several Penn affiliations, including the Adult Turner Syndrome Program at Penn, Penn Reproductive/Endocrinology, Adult Cardiology and Adult Internal Medicine.
The Turner Syndrome Program has been designated a Level 4 Regional Resource Center by the Turner Syndrome Global Alliance (TSGA). Level 4 Regional Resource Centers are recognized as the most developed care models across the country.