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MD, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg Heidelberg, Germany
University Children's Hospital Heidelberg, Germany National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
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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Total Comments: 10
Dr. Konecki was very thorough, candid, practical, encouraging, and compassionate. I felt better about everything upon leaving.
we waited over 3 hours to be seen. that is crazy for anyone especially a toddler. they took us back to the room and she was in a gown. I was not expecting to need to bring her lunch for a 10am appointment. we will be finding a new doctor because this is normal for UPMC appointments
v good care
the doctor was very rude kept interrupting me and my wife and talked down to us like we are idiots I almost got up and walked out
Both the counselor and doctor were very knowledgeable and reassuring.
The provider showed a genuine interest in our child and her health.
Laura the same was unbelievably prepared and informative. I felt our appr was with her! what a great asset for the kids w this dept needs!
This visit was scheduled with a different physician and the office called the week before to see if we would be agreeable to switching to Dr. Lichter. I was very pleased with this switch and loves how she focused on the positive things that my daughter is doing and not setting boundaries to what she may accomplish. I will absolutely schedule with her again and was very pleased with this visit.
Waiting time was very long.
She was fantastic, and so was Sharon, the nutritionist.
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