About Us

The Smidt Heart Institute Cardiogenetics Program is a comprehensive multidisciplinary cardiovascular genetics program for patients and families with a history of genetic heart conditions. Our dedicated team of experts, led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, provides genetic counseling, personalized care and support to patients and families with hereditary heart conditions, such as familial atrial fibrillation, Marfan syndrome and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.

Other physicians in the program are Eugenio Cingolani, MD, director of the Cardiogenetics-Familial Arrhythmia Clinic, Michele A. Hamilton, MD, director of the Heart Failure Program, cardiologist Florian Rader, MD, MSC, Prediman K. Shah, MD, Shappell and Webb Family Chair in Clinical Cardiology, and Robert J. Siegel, MD, director of the Noninvasive Cardiac Laboratory.

Our program also includes a full-time genetics counselor who has more than a decade of experience with a number of genetic conditions. Our experienced genetic counselor assists physicians and their patients in translating complex genetic science into practical, decision-making information to ensure the best patient outcomes and the highest patient satisfaction.

The services we offer include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient consultation
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Clinical screening and counseling
  • Seamless coordinated care with cardiologists and primary care physicians

Our program accepts referrals from outside physicians for patients with suspected conditions. In such cases, our goal is to complement the patient’s existing care with the services our program provides.