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Kwame Anyane-Yeboa, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-6731

This provider sees pediatric patients

Kwame Anyane-Yeboa, MD

Dr. Yeboa has dedicated his career to the to the care of genetic patients, both children and adults, as well as pregnant women concerned with having an abnormal child.He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical school, Accra, Ghana, and completed his pediatric residency training at Harlem Hospital. He completed his fellowship training in Clinical Genetics at New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center, department of pediatrics (Babies hospital at that time). He was appointed to the faculty of the department of pediatrics in 1980 and has remained on staff since then. He was the program director for the Clinical Genetics Fellowship Program for over 10 years, and is currently the director of the division of clinical genetics at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Yeboa is board certified in both pediatrics and clinical genetics. He is currently a professor of pediatrics in the department of pediatrics/division of clinical genetics.

He is clinician who has practice actively for over 35 years, and intimately understand his field of clinical genetics. Over that period, many advances have been made in genetics, including the Human genome Project. These advances have now provided the opportunity to help many families that have waited patiently for many years to get proprer genetic diagnoses for their children.

Dr. Yeboa's major expertise is in elucidating the underlying molecular basis for complex, and very often rare genetic disorders.These efforts have resulted in the identification of several previouly undescribed, or inadequtely described genetics syndromes. He is the senior author, or co-author of some of these cases in peer-review journals. Two such cases are the Levy-Yeboa syndrome and Warburton-Anyane-Yeboa syndrome.

Dr. Yeboa is also a genetics consultant to Winthrop University hospital, Mineola, long Island.

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)
  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • Genetic Skin Disease
  • Amniocentesis
  • Audiological Evaluations
  • Hearing Evaluation
  • Newborn Hearing Tests
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • Pediatric Mental Retardation
  • Autism and Pervasive Develop Disorder
  • Hearing Test
  • Genetic Screening

Education & Training

  • University of Ghana Medical School
  • Residency: Harlem Hospital Center
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Locations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

    3959 Broadway
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-6731
    Fax:
    (212) 305-9058

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Contact Info

  • Office Phone: 212-305-6731

Past Positions

Expertise in the diagnosis and counseling of various genetic or suspected genetic disorders including:

  • Newborn infants with complex mulitiple congenital malformations, and neuromuscular disorders
  • Cognitive impairment in children and adults
  • Autism
  • Skeletal dysplasias (disorders of bone and skeleton)
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Hereditary skin disorders
  • Hereditary eye diseases
  • Children and adults with undiagnosed genetic diseases
  • Hearing loss (deafness)
  • All craniofacial disorders (abnormalities of head, face, & neck)
  • All hereditary hematological disorders ( Example Sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and hemophilia)
  • Children and adults with abnormalities of muscle and connective tissue (Examples : muscular dystrophy, myopathies, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome)
  • Chromosome abnormalities and abnormal micro arrays including microdeletions and duplications( Examples-Prader-Willi syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome)
  • Congenital malformations detected in pregnancy
  • Providing second opinion on complex genetic disorders
  • All other known or suspected genetic disorders

Teaching Responsibilities

Lectures in didactic lectures to Fellows in Genetics, Fellows in Molecular genetics, and Fellows in molecular cytogenetics at Columbia University Medical center ( 7 lectures/year).

Teaches students at the Sophie Davies School of Medicine fall lectures in genetics, (4 lectures/Year)

Teaches Medical Students, Pediatric Residents, Fellows in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Fellows in Molecular Genetics, and Cytogenetics during their rotations in the Division of Clinical genetics.

Committees / Societies / Memberships

Member, American society of Human Genetics

Member, New York State Genetics Task Force (Past President)

Global Health Countries

  • Ghana

Global Health Activities

Teach genetics to Medical Students and Physicians at the University of Ghana Medical School each year during the Spring.

Honors & Awards

2004-DSc (Honorary)-University of Ghana