Dr. Kwame Anyane-yeboa M.D., Geneticist

Dr. Kwame Anyane-yeboa M.D.

Geneticist | Clinical Genetics (M.D.)

1000 10th Ave Suite 11a-Genetics New York NY, 10019

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Dr. Kwame Anyane-yeboa practices Genetic Medicine in New York, NY. As a geneticist, Dr. Anyane-yeboa performs experiments and analyzes data to interpret the inheritance of different traits in patients. A geneticist evaluates, diagnoses, and manages patients with hereditary conditions or congenital malformations, genetic risk calculations, and mutation analysis. Dr. Anyane-yeboa carries out studies, tests, and counsels patients with genetic diseases.

Education and Training

University of Ghana / Medical School 1972

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Dr. Kwame Anyane-yeboa M.D.
Dr. Kwame Anyane-yeboa M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Why does depression have a genetic factor?

    There are strong genetic factors in depression, bipolar disease, and schizophrenia not all of which have been completely clarified as yet. There is a lot of ongoing research worldwide to better understand those genetic factors which hopefully may lead to better treatment or cure for some cases. Kwame Anyane-Yeboa READ MORE

  • How accurate are DNA kits like 23andMe?

    Good for Ancestry determination. Not for health related issues. READ MORE

  • What are the various factors that cause cystic fibrosis?

    Most frequent symptoms of CF are recurrent pulmonary and sinus infections. There are over 1800 genetic mutations in the CF gene. Severity of condition depends on which 2 mutations are passed to that individual. An individual with CF inherits 1 copy of the mutation from each parent. Late detection suggests that the mutations are most likely mutations that cause mild disease. Mutations can be detected by genetic testing. READ MORE

  • Is 23andMe accurate?

    Ancestral history is accurate but not reliable for health information. READ MORE

  • Is there a way to understand if my child has any genetic issue during pregnancy?

    There are now non-invasive genetic tests for early pregnancy, which are done with the mother's blood. These tests are screening tests, but highly accurate to detect Down syndrome and some other severe chromosome abnormalities. If positive, CVS or amniocentesis can be done for confirmation. READ MORE

  • What are the chances that my child will have sickle cell anemia?

    The chance that your baby would have Sickle cell anemia is 25% (1 in 4). Sickle cell anemia can be detected in pregnancy by testing a piece of the placenta obtained through a procedure called CVS or amniocentesis. Both procedures, although invasive, are associated with minimal risk for a miscarriage. READ MORE

  • My son died of cystic fibrosis when he was a teenager. Is it possible for his brother to get it too?

    Yes, cystic fibrosis is a very common genetic disorder. An affected individual has 2 mutations in the CF gene. Each gene is contributed from each parent. The risk that the fetus you carry could be born with CF if from the same father is 25%. If the father is different, he needs to be tested to find out if he carries a CF mutation. Genetic testing is available in pregnancy, and can be arranged for you by your obstetrician. READ MORE

  • Do I have to go to a geneticist for genetic testing?

    Ask your physician to refer you to a genetic center for consultation with a genetic counselor who specializes in testing people at risk for cancer to determine your risk, and what test is available for the cancer in your family. READ MORE

  • Can doctors identify congenital heart disease while the baby is in the womb?

    Yes, most congenital heart disease can be detected with ultrasound from about 14 weeks or earlier. Note that not all heart diseases are detected in pregnancy. Mild types the involve the the septum (curtain separating the left side of the heart from the right) may sometimes be difficult to detect in pregnancy. READ MORE

  • What conditions does gene therapy treat?

    Currently gene therapy is very limited to a few conditions on research basis, however there is a lot of research going on with the technique called gene editing. This technology has potential to provide gene therapy in the future. If you are interested to know more about specific government-sponsored research for gene therapy visit www.clinicaltrials.gov. READ MORE

  • My daughter is going for genetic testing. What should I expect?

    You will first meet with a genetic counselor who will take your family history and draw a pedigree (family tree), and then see a genetics doctor who will examine you doctor and determine the the best genetic tests available for your daughter. Sometimes genetic tests may not be indicated. Your daughter's symptoms will decide the genetic tests that should be performed. READ MORE

  • Can leukemia be genetic?

    If you brother's leukemia was not linked to a genetic disease, the risk to his child would be negligible. If linked to a genetic disorder the nature of the disorder will determine the risk for his unborn child. READ MORE

  • What are the causes of congenital heart diseases?

    Most congenital heart disease has a hereditary component. Most parents with children born with congenital heart disease have no history of congenital heart disease, but carry silent genes which can be passed to a child. Multiple mutated genes are required to cause congenital heart disease. In most cases the risk that a 2nd baby would be born with with heart disease is quite low-about 2-3% depending on the type of heart disease. Parents who were themselves born with heart disease have a much high recurrence, depending on the type of heart disease. Most heart disease is detectable in pregnancy with ultrasonography. READ MORE

  • Can diabetes cause heart failure?

    Yes, poorly controlled diabetes can cause heart failure. READ MORE

Residency

  • Harlem Hospital Center  

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Kwame Anyan-Yeboa, MD

1000 10th Ave Suite 11a-Genetics -
New York, NY 10019
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Get to know Geneticist Dr. Kwame Anyane-Yeboa, who serves patients in New York, New York. 

Dr. Anyane-Yeboa is a clinical geneticist serving patients in New York and the surrounding communities. He is associated with NewYork-Presbyterian – one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic health care delivery systems, dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research, and innovative, patient-centered clinical care. 

Dr. Anyane-Yeboa earned his Medical Degree (MD) from University of Ghana Medical School. He went on to complete a residency at Harlem Hospital Center and a fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. 

Dr. Anyane-Yeboa is board certified in clinical genetics and genomics, and in pediatrics. His major expertise is in elucidating the underlying molecular basis for complex, and often rare, genetic disorders. Through his work he and other collaborators have identified several previously undescribed, or inadequately described, genetic syndromes. 

Genetics is the branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of genetic and suspected genetic disorders. As a geneticist, Dr. Anyane-Yeboa and is team of highly trained genetic counselors consult on families with complex genetic disorders including congenital malformations, autism, intellectual disability, and many hereditary disorders. Each consultation includes analysis of family history and pedigree, physical examination, and using cutting edge genetic tests to make genetic diagnoses. Most of his patients are infants and children but some are also adults.  When a definitive genetic diagnosis is made, genetic counseling including risk assessment is offered to each family. Patients with rare or previously undiagnosed conditions are offered the opportunity to enroll in genetic ongoing genetic research in collaboration with other highly trained molecular scientists that they hope will ultimately reveal the underlying genetic mutations in such disorders.

During his time in the field, Dr. Anyane-Yeboa has been awarded and recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly and rated one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors. 

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