Dr. Virginia Kimonis

Clinical and Biochemical Genetics

Advanced Diagnostic Services, Expert Care and Leading Edge Research

Dr. Virginia Kimonis is the Division Chief for the CHOC Children’s Specialists Division of Clinical and Biochemical Genetics.

The CHOC Children’s Specialists Clinical and Biochemical Genetics Division is committed to caring for infants and children with inborn genetic diseases. Our diagnoses and treatment protocols are informed by active research conducted in our clinics and at UC Irvine Department of Genetics. Pre-natal genetic counseling is provided and co-ordinated with area OB’s and perinatologists. Multidisciplinary coordination of care is provided connecting maternal fetal medicine and neonatal intensive care.
Our physicians provide 24 hour coverage to see infants in multiple NICU’s, including at CHOC Children’s and UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. We provide testing and ongoing care for a wide range of genetic diseases and disorders including dysmorphologies, inborn errors of signaling in the nervous system, autism, genetic syndromes with congenital heart defects and cardiomyopathies, metabolic disorders, and Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Advanced Research

The Division physicians are leading researchers in their respective areas of focus and are involved in ongoing leading edge research in the following areas:Mitochondrial & Molecular Medicine & Genetics, autism, channelopathies, cardiac genetics, cardiomyopathy, optic atrophy, Prader-Willi-RDCRN Natural History Study and neuromuscular disorders. Specific physician areas of research include the following:
Dr. Virginia Kimonis

In 2003, the Kimonis group identified the gene associated with Paget Disease of bone and Frontotemporal dementia. Other areas of her interest include:

Dr. Maureen Bocian
Dr. Jose Camacho
Dr. John Gargus
Dr. Taosheng Huang
Dr. Michael Zaragoza



Orange County American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 4


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