Uta Lichter-Konecki, MD, PhD

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Director, Metabolism Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Specialty:

Pediatrics

Secondary Specialty:

Medical Genetics

Residency:

University Children's Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Affiliations:

UPMC Presbyterian
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Languages:

German

Uta Lichter-Konecki, MD, PhD

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Director, Metabolism Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Uta Lichter-Konecki, MD, PhD, an international leader in medical genetics and metabolic disease, is the director of the Metabolism Program in the Division of Medical Genetics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She was the former director of the Metabolism Program at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Lichter’s practice in medical genetics spans more than two decades. As a clinician, she sees patients with inborn errors of metabolism and other genetic diseases. She is committed to improving the lives of children with rare diseases through progressive translational research, innovative clinical research, and excellence in clinical care.

Dr. Lichter’s main research interest focuses on understanding the causes of intellectual disability in patients with metabolic diseases and developing neuroprotective therapies to prevent compromise of intellectual function through translational research and improvement of treatment. Other research interests include Phenylketonuria and Urea Cycle Disorders.

Dr. Lichter is published in leading medical journals. She has taught medical students and fellows in the Medical Genetics Training Program at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

She received her postgraduate degree from the University of Heidelberg in Germany where she trained in metabolic diseases at Children’s Hospital in Heidelberg, an international center for inborn errors of metabolism. She received her medical degree from the Ruprecht Karls University Faculty of Medicine.

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