Loren D.M. Pena, MD, PhD Loren D.M. Pena, MD, PhD

Loren D.M. Pena, MD, PhD

Pediatric Medical Genetics Specialist

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ABOUT ME

I am a clinical geneticist with a strong interest in general genetics and metabolism. I am also interested in partnering with our young adult patients and their families as we manage transitions to adult care. I am a native Spanish speaker, and I aim to provide culturally-competent care to all of my patients.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Spanish
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Illinois), 2004
PhD, Cancer Biology, Northwestern University, The Graduate School (Illinois), 2002
RESIDENCY
Pediatrics, University of Chicago (Illinois), 2007
Clinical Genetics, University of Chicago and Children's Memorial Hospital (Illinois), 2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in development of new therapies for rare genetic disorders. I lead clinical trials for Pompe, Gaucher, and other genetic conditions. I am also interested in the natural history and patho-physiology of various conditions, including propionic acidemia and other metabolic diseases. These studies are important efforts for us as practitioners, as they help us understand how to provide appropriate care for our patients.

PUBLICATIONS
View Loren Pena's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • AveXis, Inc
  • Genzyme/Sanofi