The Rett Syndrome Clinic provides diagnostic expertise and clinical care to children, youth and adults*, as well as to their families.
In addition to evaluating the possibility of a diagnosis of Rett syndrome, we provide medical management of neurological issues in patients with typical and atypical Rett syndrome (i.e., seizures, contractures, sleep disorders, dystonia).
The clinic is a teaching venue for students and resident physicians. It is also a focus for clinical research in Rett syndrome (e.g. multicenter drug trials).
Patients under the age of 18, are primarily seen by the neurologist, with consultations to other services such as gastroenterology, bone health, orthopedics, cardiology, etc. Where possible, particularly for patients coming from outside Ottawa, appointments with other medical services are made on the same day as the Rett Syndrome Clinic is held.
*Patients over age 18 are seen on a consultation basis, with written recommendations made to the referring physician concerning future tests, suggested sub-specialist consultations and treatment options.
About the Team
Dr Peter Humphreys, Division of Neurology, Rett Syndrome Clinic Head
Renee Brannan, epilepsy nurse and Rett Syndrome Clinic Coordinator
Dr Melissa Carter, Department of Genetics
Dr Leanne Ward, Division of Endocrinology, specialist in bone health
The nurse coordinator and occupational therapist are available if required, and a social worker is also available upon request. Consultations can also be made to community physiotherapists.
Clinic LocationClinic C-9 Rett Syndrome Clinic CHEO 401 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
How To Make An Appointment
Physician referral is required. This can be done by sending a fax to 613-738-4879.
To Schedule an appointment, call 613-737-7600 ext. 1346. For more information, parents and health care professionals may contact Renee Brannan RN, Nurse Coordinator at 613-737-7600 ext. 2159, Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.