Komansky Children's Hospital

Comprehensive Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Coordinated Care for Children with CAH

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a birth defect in which the adrenal glands do not function properly. There is an enzyme deficiency that prevents the adrenal glands from making cortisol (a hormone which affects your body's energy supply, blood sugar, and reaction to stress).

The children's hospitals of NewYork-Presbyterian are designated New York State Newborn Screening Referral Centers for CAH. Our Comprehensive Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital is the nation's first Center of Excellence designated by the CARES Foundation (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research Education and Support).

Why should you bring your child to us for care?

  • Our Teams of Specialists and Subspecialists: Your child's healthcare team includes pediatric and adult endocrinologists, urologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, patient care coordinators, dietitians, genetic counselors, reproductive specialists, and psychologists. We have expertise in treating both classical CAH and nonclassical CAH.
  • Care from Birth and Onward: We provide excellent care from childhood to adulthood.
  • A Commitment to Research: Our team promotes research to improve the lives of people with CAH.

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