ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG) has named Dr. Pim Suwannarat Chief of the Department of Genetics. The department provides genetic consultation for Kaiser Permanente members in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.
Dr. Suwannarat joins MAPMG from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, where she was part of the Genetics Department at the San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Dr. Suwannarat trained in Pediatrics at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and completed her training and board certification in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH.
Dr. Suwannarat helped establish the cardiovascular genetics and neurogenetics clinics at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, in addition to participating in regional metabolic, craniofacial and neurofibromatosis clinics. She will see both adult and pediatric members and will support Kaiser Permanente genetic counselors in their role in prenatal and cancer genetics.
"I'm thrilled to join MAPMG and to provide care to Kaiser Permanente members in the Mid-Atlantic," said Dr. Suwannarat. "Genetic testing and metabolic genetics allows us to figure out the DNA puzzle that makes us who we are. By performing genetic testing in appropriate situations, we're better able to identify causes of disease along with heredity trends in families and to offer the best treatment plan available."
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for more than 500,000 members through 29 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features more than 1,000 physicians. Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States was ranked in the nation's 20 top commercial health plans and 10 top Medicare health plans — and the No. 1 Commercial and Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. — by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014 Private." For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit kp.org or follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.
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