Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic

Clinic Overview

This clinic provides service to patients who have an established or suspected diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).  Our interdisciplinary team includes experts from genetics, neurology, dermatology, and genetic counseling.  In addition, we have ready access to consultants in endocrinology, pulmonology, nephrology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and more.  The goal of this clinic is to provide patients and their families with access to medical providers who are familiar with the healthcare guidelines and medical or emotional concerns of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.  Our providers also strive to have the most current information on treatment and research in the field.


Make an Appointment:

For more information, please call the UAB Department of Genetics at 205-934-4983.  To schedule an appointment, please contact:

  • Vickie Garmon in the UAB Department of Genetics can be reached at (866) 822-4362 or (205) 934-4983 to make an appointment at UAB.
  • Jessica Krefting or Dr. Martina Bebin can be reached in Huntsville, AL at (256) 533-0833 or at UAB (205) 975-2890 to make an appointment or to ask questions about Tuberous Sclerosis or seizure management.
  • Christina Hurst or Dr. Bruce Korf can be reached at UAB at (205) 934-7299 to ask questions about Tuberous Sclerosis management, genetics, genetic testing or inheritance.
  • Cheryl Hall at UAB can be reached at (205) 934-1654 if you have questions for a research coordinator about available studies.

 

Clinic Name

UAB Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic

Age Range Seen

Children and Adults

Clinic Frequency

Once a month

Clinic Location

Kaul Human Genetics Building

720 20th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35233

Co-Directors

Martina Bebin, M.D., M.P.A.

Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D.

Nurse

Jessica Krefting, RN, BSN

Genetic Counselor

Christina Hurst, MS, CGC

Research Coordinator

Cheryl Hall, LPN, CCRC


For more information and resources about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex:

The national support group and organization dedicated to patients with TSC and their families is called the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance.  There is also a local chapter of the TS Alliance in Birmingham.  Communication with other families, updates about research opportunities, access to information about TSC, as well as community events are all available through this organization.  For more information about the TS Alliance and our local group, please visit their website (www.tsalliance.org).

 

Research Opportunities:

There are many research opportunities available to patients with TSC.  UAB is a participating site in many of these studies.  The studies have a variety of eligibility criteria.  A brief summary of the current clinical trials is below. 

Please note that these research opportunities sometimes change more quickly than we can update our website.  For the most up to date information about TSC research opportunities at UAB, please contact our study coordinator, Cheryl Hall. More information about research on TSC can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov and at www.tsalliance.org.

Cheryl Hall, TSC Research Coordinator at UAB (Phone: 205-934-1654)

COMING SOON: INFORMATION ON RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES