Exceptional Care, Groundbreaking Research

Here at the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center, we promote collaboration between clinicians and laboratory scientists to accelerate scientific discovery and its application to the care of people with NF

Dedicated History

The NF Center was first established in 2004 with the mission of furthering research to improve the lives of people with NF.

Expert Team

Our patients benefit from clinicians who are specialized in the care and treatment of people with NF and our extended care network.

World-Class Hospitals

Our affiliation with leading medical research and treatment institutions in the St. Louis area helps us further our mission.


We believe providing exceptional care to individuals affected by NF1 extends beyond the patient care provided in our clinical program.

Innovative Research

We are focused on accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and its application to the care of individuals with NF.

Specialized Care

We take a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, providing team-based clinical evaluations, laboratory services, and support.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

At the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center, we offer comprehensive patient care and laboratory services for individuals with NF. Located in the Midwest, our center is one of the premier NF clinic and research centers in the world. We treat patients from around the country and internationally.

Gutmann Laboratory

For the past 25 years, the Gutmann Lab has focused on discovering the genomic, genetic, cellular and molecular determinants that cause nervous system dysfunction in people with NF1 by leveraging cutting-edge model systems.