Loren del Mar Pena

Loren del Mar Pena
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Campus mail: 905 S. Lasalle St., GSRB 1, DUMC Box 103857, Durham, NC 27713

New therapeutic approaches for rare disorders
Propionic acidemia
Biomarkers of disease
Natural history of inborn errors of metabolism
Discovery of new genes involved in rare disorders

Education and Training

  • Northwestern University, Ph.D. 2002
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, M.D. 2004
  • University of Chicago, Medical Resident, Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • University of Chicago, Medical Resident, Clinical Genetics, Human Genetics


Acute management of propionic acidemia

Propionic acidemia or aciduria is an intoxication-type disorder of organic metabolism. Patients deteriorate in times of increased metabolic demand and subsequent catabolism.