Mendel Tuchman, MD Laboratory Medicine Specialist


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian


Board Certifications

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

Education & Training

  • MD, 1979
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University


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

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

(2004) Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease

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

(2003) American Journal of Neuroradiology

Mammalian Nacetylglutamate synthase

(2004) Molecular Genetics and Metabolism

Clinical spectrum of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency

(2003) Neurology

Nacetylglutamate and its changing role through evolution

(2003) Biochemical Journal

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