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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Neuroimaging
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Neurogenetics

Education & Training

  • B.A., Biology, Biochemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, (1982-1985)
  • M.D., Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, (1988-1992)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, (1992-1994)
  • Fellowship, Neurology, George Washington University/Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, (1994-1997)
  • Post-doctoral, Genetics, Biochemical Genetics, National Institutes of Health, Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD, (1997-2000)

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Professor of Neurology, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Andrea Gropman, M.D., FAAP, FACMG, FANA, is the principal investigator of the Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium (UCDC) and the UCDC imaging consortium. She is the deputy clinical director of the Mito EpiGen Program. Her research interest focuses on establishing biomarkers of neurological injury in patients with inborn errors of metabolism, such as urea cycle disorders and mitochondrial disorders, using specialized neuroimaging modalities and cell markers.

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.

Outside Interests

  • Lynne Urea Cycle Consortium 
  • Biostrategies
  • GLG
  • LEK
  • McKesson 
  • Biostrategies Group
  • Gerson Lehrman Group, INC.
  • L.E.K. Consulting
  • McKesson Corp

Research & Publications