Carlos E. Prada, MD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-8261

Fax: 513-636-7297


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Lysosomal storage diseases; metabolic diseases; neurofibromatosis 


Metabolomics; newborn screening; neurofibromatosis; lysosomal storage diseases; RASopathies


Carlos E. Prada, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical genetics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Prada graduated from the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia. He completed a combined pediatrics and human genetics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, then completed a fellowship in clinical biochemical genetics there as well. 

Dr. Prada divides his time between Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Fundación Cardiovascular in Bucaramanga, Colombia in South America. As an assistant professor of human genetics at CCHMC, Dr. Prada spends the majority of his time caring for patients with genetic disorders. He participates in clinics from prenatal care to metabolic diseases. He is also actively involved in the education of health care providers regarding the application of genetics for patient care, including newborn screening.

In the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia, Dr. Prada is the director of the Center for Genomics and Metabolism. He is developing a newborn screening program in the state and genetic services for patients and their families. He has also become well-known within the country of Colombia speaking at conferences, and visiting all major cities to see complex patients. 

Dr. Prada also serves a the vice president of the Colombian Association of Human Genetics.

Education and Training

MD: Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Pediatrics/Human Genetics, Cincinnati, OH, 2006-2011.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Cincinnati, OH, 2011-2013.

Certification: Clinical Genetics, 2013; Clinical Biochemical Genetics, 2013.


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