Dr Soo-Mi Park
Consultant Clinical Geneticist

 BSc (Hons), MB BS (Hons), PhD, FRCP (UK)

GMC number: 
4110578

Dr Soo-Mi Park qualified from King’s College, University of London following which she undertook a period of postgraduate training in General Medicine with specialist training and research in Endocrinology and Diabetes, followed by specialist training in Clinical Genetics in Cambridge.

Special interests

Dr Park has special interests in adult and paediatric endocrine genetic disorders and in prenatal genetics. She has research expertise in the genetics of congenital hypothyroidism.

General clinics

Dr Park runs a monthly general genetics clinic in Clinic 33 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (3rd Friday am of every month) and bi-monthly clinics at Peterborough City Hospital (2nd and 4th Tuesdays in Main Outpatients). She sees patients referred by GPs or Hospital doctors of all ages (prenatal, paediatric and adult) with concerns about a genetic or hereditary condition (including discussing risks and genetic testing where there is a family history of a genetic disorder, where a diagnosis is sought in a child with a developmental disorder, where a genetic diagnosis is considered in an adult who presents to a specialist, to provide prenatal counselling and to discuss prenatal genetic testing amongst others) in these clinics with a team consisting of a genetic counsellor and specialty registrar in addition to the consultant.

Specialist clinics

Adult endocrine genetics clinic

This is a joint clinic held in clinic 33 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital very 3rd Monday pm on alternate months. The team of specialists consists of Dr Soo-Mi Park, consultant in clinical genetics, Dr Helen Simpson, consultant endocrinologist, a genetic counsellor, and often specialist registrars from clinical genetics and endocrinology and diabetes. The team see patients referred with a diagnosis of a likely genetic endocrine disorder (e.g., multiple endocrine neoplasias, familial phaeochromocytoma/paragangliomas, sex chromosome aneuploidies such as Turner syndrome or Klinefelter syndrome, familial isolated pituitary adenomas, disorders of sex development, to achieve a diagnosis where a genetic cause is suspected causing endocrine problems) where targeted diagnostic genetic testing can be offered where the full implications of a genetic diagnosis can be explained. Patients are also seen to discuss predictive testing for a known familial endocrine genetic disorder where a fully informed decision to undertake testing can take place once all the implications have been explained, including screening and risks to other members of family.

Paediatric endocrine genetics clinic

This is a joint clinic held at the Weston Centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on a Wednesday am on alternate months. The team of specialists consists of Dr Soo-Mi Park, consultant in clinical genetics, Dr Carlo Acerini, Senior University Lecturer and Honorary consultant in paediatrics, a genetic counsellor, and often specialist registrars from clinical genetics and paediatrics. The team sees patients referred with a diagnosis of a likely genetic paediatric endocrine disorder (e.g., a developmental disorder affecting growth causing unexplained short stature or overgrowth, sex chromosome aneuploidies such as Turner syndrome, a developmental disorder affecting any of the endocrine glands) where targeted diagnostic genetic testing can be offered where the full implications of a genetic diagnosis can be explained. Families are also seen to discuss predictive testing of children for a known familial endocrine genetic disorder that can present in childhood where a fully informed decision to undertake testing can take place once all the implications have been explained, including screening and risks to other members of family.

Prenatal genetics clinic

Together with colleagues, Dr Sarju Mehta and Dr Simon Holden, a weekly clinic is held in clinic 33 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital where patients can be seen by a member of a team consisting of a consultant, genetic counsellor, or specialty registrar. This is a rapid access clinic offered to all pregnant couples within the region of East Anglia where urgent clinical genetics advice is sought – e.g., when seeking a prenatal diagnosis for a known severe familial genetic condition, where multiple congenital anomalies have been identified on antenatal ultrasound scanning indicating a strong possibility of an underlying genetic disorder, or when seeking information about recurrence risk for a hereditary disorder in a family.