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Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center

Contact Information   
571 South Floyd St.
Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone:  (502) 852-5331
Fax: (502) 852-7679

Office Hours
M - F, 8:30 - 4:30

Joseph H. Hersh, M.D.,  division chief
Alexander Asamoah, M.D., Ph.D.
Judith A. Axelrod, M.D.     
Margaret Calvary, Ph.D.
Gordon Gowans, M.D.
Eva Markham, Ph.D.
Richard H. McChane, M.D.
Lonnie L. Sears, Ph.D.
Yasmin Senturias, M.D.
Scott Tomchek, Ph.D.
Patricia Gail Williams, M.D.
Frank Yen, Ph.D.

The Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center (WCEC) in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville is a unique tertiary center that provides center-based and outreach diagnostic evaluations and treatment to infants and children with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities, congenital anomalies, genetic disorders, autism, organic behavior disorders (ADHD) and learning disabilities, as well as genetic counseling to adults.

State-of-the-art treatment programs serve children and adolescents with autism and infants and children with feeding disorders. Comprehensive care of children with inborn errors of metabolism is provided through medical and dietary management and enzyme infusion.

WCEC staff actively participates in the training of professionals involved in the care of these individuals and is involved in clinical research in both developmental/behavioral pediatrics and genetics. It maintains national, state and local prominence through its many unique programs.

Clinical Genetics Services

  • Genetic subspecialty clinics serve both children and adults with or at risk for genetic disorders. Genetics clinics provide services at one site in eastern Kentucky and several sites in western Kentucky and southern Indiana... (more)
  • Some children's genetic makeup interferes with the metabolism of certain types of fat.  A WCEC metabolic nutritionist has developed recipes that enable such children and adults to use medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to make MCT foods, from margarine to ice cream, instead of taking the oil as a medicine...(more)
  • Medical Genetics Minute Newsletter.


Autism Treatment Services

STAR is an intervention treatment program for children with autism spectrum disorders and their children...(more)


To refer a patient for WCEC services, please call (502) 852-5331.

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