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$$ Luis Alfredo Umana, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health


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Board Certification American Board of Medical Genetics
Languages Spoken: Spanish,English
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Biography

Biography

Luis Umaña, M.D., is a clinical geneticist at Children's Health℠ who specializes in inborn errors of metabolism (rare genetic conditions that affect how the body turns food into energy). His dedication to patients diagnosed with conditions such as phenylketonuria (PKU), maple syrup urine disease and Sanfilippo syndrome, is unwavering. Through newborn screenings, Dr. Umaña works to ensure these rare conditions are detected through comprehensive testing early in infancy.

Dr. Umaña earned his medical degree at Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. He completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Barnabas Hospital. Dr. Umaña also completed a second residency in clinical genetics and his fellowship in medical biochemical genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Umaña uses his knowledge of genetics to help patients receive a proper diagnosis and receive evidence-based care throughout every stage of their life. He actively participates in research involving the identification and proper treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. He also works as part of the Texas Department of Health's Newborn Screening Program in the Metabolic Consultants Work Group that helps children across the state get properly screened for inborn errors of metabolism.

He has been named to Texas Rising Stars in 2016, 2017 by Texas Monthly Magazine and D Magazine’s list of Best Doctors in 2018.

Dr. Umaña has also written chapters for textbooks used as reference by pediatricians and subspecialists reviewing different metabolic disorders.

He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Colegio Mayor/Nuestra Senora del Rosario (2003)

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine - Houston GME (2012), Medical Genetics
St. Barnabas Hospital (2010), Pediatrics

Fellowship

Baylor College of Medicine - Houston GME (2013), Medical Genetics
Departments & Programs

Departments & Programs

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Clinical management of inborn errors of metabolism

Selected Publications

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • American Board of Medical Genetics
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Resident Teaching Award - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2009)