Carlos E. Prada, MD

Division Head, Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism; Valerie and George D. Kennedy Research Professorship in Human Molecular Genetics

Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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Dr. Prada finds it an honor to work with children, adults, and families with genetic diseases. His clinical work focuses on improving health for individuals with rare diseases by developing individualized and integrated care across specialties to promote their wellbeing. For 6 years, he co-led the RASopathies program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to develop a care-based model on genetic pathways. He has conducted randomized clinical trials of lysosomal storage disorders, neurofibromatosis type 1, RASopathies, mTORopathies, and several natural history studies of genetic disorders in partnership with family groups and foundations.

Dr. Prada joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2013. He became director of the RASopathies Program in 2016 and director of the Neurofibromatosis Program in 2020 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In 2021, Dr. Prada joined Lurie Children’s and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University as the Division Head of Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism. 

Education & Training

Education: Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 2003

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in clinical biochemical genetics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011-2013; Residency in pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006-2011; Fellowship in cancer genetics research , University of California - San Diego, 2003-2006

Board Certifications: Clinical biochemical genetics, clinical genetics, pediatrics

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