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Neurofibromatosis Clinic

The Vanderbilt Neurofibromatosis Clinic provides treatment and monitoring for the symptoms of neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis. Whether you have the disorder yourself or you are the parent of a child with NF, you’ve experienced the worry and stress that comes with it. We offer care and support for children and adults with NF throughout their lives, to help them have the best possible quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

Neurofibromatosis Care Team

Neurofibromatosis: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Highly skilled doctors: Successful management of neurofibromatosis requires a deep level of understanding. Our doctors have dedicated their careers to treating patients with neurofibromatosis and similar conditions.
  • A team approach: There’s a wide variety of symptoms that come with NF type 1, NF type 2 and schwannomatosis. In some cases, certain symptoms might require specialized care, such as orthopedic care, a pediatric developmental assessment, cancer care or surgery. Our neurofibromatosis doctors work closely with other specialists at Vanderbilt, making sure that you’re receiving the best care.
  • Recognized care: Our clinic is the only one in Tennessee that’s dedicated to caring for people with neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis. Also, we are a member of the nonprofit Children’s Tumor Foundation. The foundation is a network of clinics that sponsor neurofibromatosis education, patient symposiums and research studies.
  • Clinical trials: As part of an academic medical center, we take part in research to find better treatments for neurofibromatosis and schwannomatosis. You can talk with our doctors about whether there is a clinical trial that is appropriate for you to join.

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Genetic analysis
  • Genetic counseling
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Monitoring, long-term
  • Symptom management


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