Parents and caregivers of children and young adults with concerns about a genetic disorder turn to the experience and expertise of Dr. Aditi Dagli, a board-certified geneticist with the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Division of Genetics. Dr. Dagli provides comprehensive evaluations and medical management, including:
- Examination and evaluation for possible genetic concerns
- Genetic counseling and education to help understand and manage the condition
- Coordination of genetic and metabolic testing
- Enzyme therapy and diet management of metabolic genetic disorders, as appropriate
- Follow-up care and referral to community resources
When Is Genetic Testing Appropriate?
Children and their families are referred to Dr. Dagli for genetic testing by a pediatrician or specialist if the child exhibits birth defects and/or developmental disabilities such as a delay of motor, speech or cognitive function. Testing is often the first step in diagnosing, confirming or managing a child’s genetic syndrome, disease or disorder, some of which include:
- Abnormal genetic testing results
- Birth defects
- Developmental delay
- Family history of a genetic condition
- Growth issues
- Intellectual disabilities
- Multiple medical concerns
- Pediatric tumors and cancers
- Seizures or other neurological disorders
- Unusual features
Dr. Dagli’s Training
After earning her medical degree from Bombay University, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital in India, Dr. Dagli completed her pediatric residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a residency in genetics at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
About Dr. Dagli
Dr. Dagli is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and has additional certification in clinical genetics. She is published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and online publications and serves as an advisor to the Asian Cultural Association of Central Florida, an organization dedicated to encouraging the preservation of the ancient performing arts traditions of Asia.
She is fluent in English, Hindi, Gujrati and Marathi.