Mendel Tuchman, MD Laboratory Medicine Specialist

Locations

  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Brd of Med Genetics/Clin Biochemical Gen
Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Metabolism, 1985
    University of Minnesota Health Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1983
    University of Minnesota Hospital
  • MD, 1979
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University
News

News

Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium Foresees Innovation from Major NIH Funding

Children’s National Health System’s  Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium was awarded $6.25 million over the next five years in the latest round of funding  from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to perform clinical research and develop new treatments for patients with urea cycle disorders (UCD), rare but devastating genetic conditions.

Mendel Tuchman, MD, Chief Research Officer at Children’s National, awarded NIH grant in Genetic Disease Outcomes Study

Mendel Tuchman, MD, Chief Research Officer, Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Health System, leads a team that was awarded a $650,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to determine whether an amino acid-like-chemical can be used to improve the clinical outcome of genetic diseases characterized by elevated levels of ammonia in the blood, such as hyperammonemia.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Brain MR imaging in neonatal hyperammonemic encephalopathy resulting from proximal urea cycle disorders

(2003) American Journal of Neuroradiology

Clinical spectrum of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency

(2003) Neurology

Fatal presentation of ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency in a 62yearold man and family studies

(2004) Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease

Mammalian Nacetylglutamate synthase

(2004) Molecular Genetics and Metabolism

Nacetylglutamate and its changing role through evolution

(2003) Biochemical Journal

Null mutations in the Nacetylglutamate synthase gene associated with acute neonatal disease and hyperammonemia

(2003) Human Genetics

Pharmacokinetics of sodium phenylacetate and sodium benzoate following intravenous administration as both a bolus and continuous infusion to healthy adult volunteers

(2004) Molecular Genetics and Metabolism

Significant behavioral disturbances in succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase SSADH deficiency gammahydroxybutyric aciduria

(2003) Biological Psychiatry

Urea cycle disorders workshop introduction

(2004) Molecular Genetics and Metabolism

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