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Mendel Tuchman, MD

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian

Board Certifications

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

National Provider ID: 1861570103



Dr. Tuchman holds the Mary Elizabeth McGehee Joyce Professorship in Genetics Research

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


Mendel Tuchman

Children’s National Research Team Awarded $2 Million for Urea Cycle Disorders Study

A research team at Children’s National Health System has been approved for a $2.1 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) to evaluate treatment options and impacts of care delivery for patients with Urea cycle disorders (UCD), rare genetic diseases predominately of childhood.

Mark Batshaw

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.

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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