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Areeg El-Gharbawy, MD, is interested in optimizing treatment for patients with inborn errors of metabolism, as well as studying the natural history of disorders of fatty acid oxidation (FAO), glycogen storage, and lysosomal storage disease. A recipient of the Emmanuel Shapira Award for expanding the clinical spectrum of late-onset Pompe disease, she continues to be interested in describing new genes and clinical findings as well as modifying and developing new therapies.
Dr. El-Gharbawy is principal investigator for a laboratory study of Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase and on three clinical trials involving lysosomal storage diseases:
Additionally, Dr. El-Gharbawy is co-investigator on multiple clinical trials related to the clinical treatment of energy deficiency disorders involving fatty acid and glycogen storage disorders including:
Dr. El-Gharbawy is also co-investigator on other clinical trials involving other forms of inborn errors of metabolism: lysosomal storage disorders (Gaucher disease, Fabry disease), urea cycle disorders, hypophosphatasia, orotic aciduria, and phenylketonuria. She is a co-investigator on a sub-study entitled Physical and Functional Integrity of FAO and Mitochondrial Electron Transfer Chain After Disrupting Mitochondrial Trifunctional Protein. She also received the Promoting Academic Talent in the Health Sciences (PATHS) grant award (mentors: Gerard Vockley, MD, PhD, principal investigator, Robert Nicholls, PhD Yudong Wang, PhD, and Al-Walid A. Mohsen, PhD).
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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