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NYU Langone Provider

John G. Pappas, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Clinical Genetics
  • Treats: Adults & Children
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • Phone: 212-598-6215
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My curiosity about science was heightened by a high school biology class, during which I wondered at the complex phenomena such simple elements—carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen—can create. Then the genetic code was discovered, and it seemed we suddenly had so many answers at our fingertips.

When I studied genetics in closer detail, however, I found more questions than answers. My interest in incurable diseases, especially those brought about by genes associated with unfavorable traits, grew during the years I studied in my home country, Greece, at the University of Athens. There, I discovered my passion: medical genetics. There was no specific program in Greece where I could further my training, so I moved to the United States and pursued pediatrics and genetics.

Helping families struggling with genetic conditions has become my priority. In my practice, I evaluate prenatal genetic abnormalities and offer prenatal counseling. I also evaluate children and adults with possible genetic disorders, including predisposition to cancer. I’m specifically interested in genomic microdeletions and microduplications—small mutations that are associated with different conditions, such as autism—and I hope to study these mutations in future research projects.

Patients and parents of patients often don’t realize that nature changes and distributes genes randomly. I try to eliminate the guilt that can accompany a genetic disease diagnosis by explaining that new mutations occur naturally, and that nobody has a choice in deciding which part of their DNA is transmitted to their kids.

It is fulfilling to be able to direct families, parents, and children with genetic conditions to the appropriate specialties. I love doing what I can to make their lives easier. I can empower families with the explanation that a DNA mutation is totally natural, untouchable by humans. Most of all, being a part of family discussions and decisions during personal, and sometimes very painful, times is a privilege and responsibility that extends beyond professional duties.

In addition to educating patients, I have a responsibility to educate students. I am actively involved in teaching first- and third-year medical students, as well as residents and fellows, about the main features of genetic syndromes, prompt communication of a diagnosis, and familiarity with advances in the field of medical genetics.

Conditions and Treatments

  • spina bifida
  • achondroplasia
  • arthrogryposis
  • asperger syndrome
  • autism
  • birthmark
  • cerebral palsy
  • charcot marie tooth disease
  • cleft palate
  • coarctation
  • congenital hydrocephalus
  • congenital scoliosis
  • connective tissue disease
  • cystic fibrosis
  • ear malformation
  • epilepsy & seizure disorders
  • genetic skin disease
  • growth disorder
  • hand deformity
  • intellectual disability
  • kabuki syndrome
  • kidney malformation
  • klinefelter syndrome
  • learning disorder
  • legg-calvé-perthes disease
  • limb abnormality
  • lysosomal storage disease
  • marfan syndrome
  • movement disorders
  • multiple pterygium syndrome
  • muscular dystrophy
  • neurofibromatosis
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • pervasive developmental disorder
  • pseudoachondroplasia
  • short stature
  • skeletal dysplasia
  • vascular malformations in the torso & limbs
  • craniosynostosis

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Medical Genetics - Clinical Genetics, 1996
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 1992
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Medical Center, Clinical Genetics, 1995
  • Residency, Beth Israel Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1991
  • MD from University of Athens, 1985

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
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    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
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    • Aetna POS
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    • Allied
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    • Christian Brothers Services
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    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
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    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    • BCBS EPO
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    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
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    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
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    • Wellcare by Fidelis Care Medicare
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    • Medicare Part B
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    • AXA Assistance USA
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    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
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    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
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    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
    • VA CCN Optum
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • Village Care
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Locations and Appointments

Center for Children-Genetics Clinic

301 East 17th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003

NYU Pediatric Genetics Associates

160 East 32nd Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10016


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