The Atwal Clinic is a Concierge Genetics Clinic which provides diagnosis, management, genetic counseling and genetic testing for all patients with suspected or known genetic diseases. Through the use of guideline and evidence-based medicine we evaluate and treat patients and families with genetic diseases. We aim to provide a personalized and physician-led level of care which is often not possible in busy clinical practices.
Welcome to The Atwal Clinic for Genomic & Personalized Medicine, a standalone Genetics Institute. Managed by Dr. Paldeep S. Atwal, a board-certified geneticist, the Clinic caters to patients with rare genetic conditions and is committed to improving access to state-of-the-art genomic testing. With the widespread availability of affordable genetic testing laboratories we are able to find more specific and effective ways of managing patients. We are based in Jacksonville, FL and see patients from around the world.
When evaluating patients for a suspected genetic diagnoses we have 5 main objectives for patients and families: 1) Provide a precise diagnosis, 2) Answer whether the symptoms are genetic in nature, 3) Provide a more accurate natural history & prognosis (i.e. what to expect), 4) Optimize medication and treatment and 5) Give an accurate recurrence risk estimate of the condition in other members of the family.
Consultations can be either in-person or virtual via telemedicine consultations. We recommend first visits to be in person but understand this may not be possible.
For information please contact us by email on DrA@AtwalClinic.com
Dr. Atwal is a board-certified clinical and medical biochemical geneticist, formerly of Mayo Clinic in Florida where he served as Medical Director for the Center for Individualized Medicine and Clinical Lead for the Department of Clinical Genomics on the Jacksonville campus. He is a fellow of both The American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics and The Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and initially trained in hospital internal medicine with The Royal College of Physicians at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and various other hospitals around the Glasgow area. He completed his medical genetics residency at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA and sub-specialty medical biochemical genetics fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX . In addition he holds diplomas in Structural Molecular Biology and Forensic Medical Science. He has a long standing interest in rare and undiagnosed disease including the use of multiple concurrent –omics platforms to provide a diagnosis to patients. He conducts translational, (from patient to laboratory to patient) research with the goal of discovering new genetic syndromes and designing new therapies for genetic disease. Dr. Atwal’s clinical interests include clinical genomics, undiagnosed diseases following lengthy diagnostic odysseys and inborn errors of metabolism including mitochondrial diseases. Through his work, he has helped discover two new genetic connective tissue syndromes that results from defects in the FLNA & AEBP1 genes, helped develop an untargeted metabolomic screening test for inborn errors of metabolism, and has published extensively on human genetics with around 50 publications to date. Dr. Atwal’s awards include the 2014-2015 ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics Award and The Neurobiology of Disease in Children Young Investigator Award. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing electric guitar, and exploring the health benefits of single malt Scottish Whiskey.
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