Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome

Program Director Dee Daniels, RN, MSN, CPNP, works with a patient.

Program Overview

The Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHC) provides multidisciplinary medical care to patients from birth to age 21. The Sie Center was established thanks to a generous gift from the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation. The clinic officially opened its doors on November 15, 2010 as part of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Why Choose the Sie Center at CHC?

The goal of the Sie Center is to work as a team with families and primary care physicians in caring for children with Down syndrome. Its mission is to provide the best clinical care and therapeutic intervention to children with Down syndrome and up-to-date information on Down syndrome to parents, physicians, and the community. The Sie Center participates in collaborative ground-breaking clinical research trials and serves as a resource for families and primary care providers.

The Sie Center serves more than 1,100 unique patients from 28 states and 6 countries

Departments & Clinics

A wide range of conditions associated with Down syndrome are addressed through specialists in many departments.

The Sie Center coordinates appointments with other pediatric clinics to allow for specialized care. They offer appointments with Pulmonary, Otolaryngology, Cardiology and other subspecialties.

The multidisciplinary Sie Center houses seven specialty clinics:

  • Medical Clinic
  • School-Age Clinic
  • Infant Clinic
  • Telemedicine Clinic
  • ENT Clinic
  • Feeding Clinic
  • Sleep Clinic

The Sie Center Team

A dedicated team is available to provide exceptional care for pediatric, adolescent, and prenatal patients with Down syndrome.

The Experts

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Francis J. Hickey, MD
Medical Director, Sie Center for Down Syndrome
Associate Professor, CU School of Medicine

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Dee Daniels, RN, MSN, CPNP
Program Director, Sie Center for Down Syndrome
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics, CU School of Medicine 


Patricia C. Winders, PT
Senior Physical Therapist, Sie Center for Down Syndrome

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Lina Patel, PsyD
Director of Psychology, Sie Center for Down Syndrome

Additional Care Team Members

Alissa Beck, MEd
Education Specialist
Sydney Martin, MS OTR
Occupational Therapist
Rebecca Colley, MB
Administrative Service Coordinator
Kathleen Mays, MS, CCC-SLP
Team Lead Speech-Language Pathologist
Jocelyn Gilbert, LSW
Clinical Social Worker
Georgina O’Connell, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse
Bridget Harrington, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Feeding Specialist
Elise Sannar
Arwen Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist Feeding Specialist
Kristy Wolter-Warmerdam
Research Database Manager


The Sie Center is just one of a network of Global affiliates dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.