Dr. Zarate is a Clinical Geneticist certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (2009) and the American Board of Pediatrics (2008). He participates in the evaluation and treatment of individuals of all ages with birth defects, intellectual disabilities and other genetic disorders. Areas of particular interest include connective tissue disorders and craniofacial anomalies.

Yuri Zarate, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, Section of Genetics and Metabolism
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way Slot 512-22
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone   501-364-1926/ FAX: 501-364-1564




Mrs Julie Kaylor is a Certified Genetic Counselor that works closely with Dr. Zarate in the clinical setting evaluating patients with cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Mrs Kaylor also works in the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Molecular Genetics Laboratory. She can be contacted at:

Julie Kaylor, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor
Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
1 Children’s Way Slot 820
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone   501-364-1316/ FAX: 501-364-3155


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