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Co-Director, Rasopathy Program

Co-Director, Neurofibromatosis Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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About Me


Carlos E. Prada, MD, is an associate professor of clinical genetics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Prada is also the clinical director for the RASopathies program and co-director of the Neurofibromatosis Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. As an associate professor of human genetics at Cincinnati Children's within the UC Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Prada spends the majority of his time caring for patients with RASopathies, lysosomal storage diseases, and metabolic disorders. He participates in natural history studies of genetic diseases, gene and biomarker discovery, and clinical trials for novel therapies including small molecules and gene therapy.

Dr. Prada has expertise in telehealth and he is the director for a Telegenetics program in the Caribbean. He has developed a partnership with the Centro de Ginecologia y Obstetricia to follow children with complex rare diseases in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia, South America, Dr. Prada is the director of the Center for Genomics and Metabolism.

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Clinical Interests

RASopathies; neurofibromatosis; lysosomal storage diseases; metabolic diseases; mTORopathies

Research Interests

Treatment development for RASopathies and metabolic disorders; gene discovery and natural history of rare disorders

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Genetics, Rasopathy, Neurofibromatosis

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My Education

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.

My Publications

The sixth international RASopathies symposium: Precision medicine—From promise to practice. Gripp, KW; Schill, L; Schoyer, L; Stronach, B; Bennett, AM; Blaser, S; Brown, A; Burdine, R; Burkitt-Wright, E; Castel, P; et al. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2020; 182:597-606.

Disruptive variants of CSDE1 associate with autism and interfere with neuronal development and synaptic transmission. Guo, H; Li, Y; Shen, L; Wang, T; Jia, X; Liu, L; Xu, T; Ou, M; Hoekzema, K; Wu, H; et al. Science Advances. 2019; 5:eaax2166-eaax2166.

Expanding and Underscoring the Hepato-Encephalopathic Phenotype of QIL1/MIC13. Russell, BE; Whaley, KG; Bove, KE; Labilloy, A; Lombardo, RC; Hopkin, RJ; Leslie, ND; Prada, C; Assouline, Z; Barcia, G; et al. Hepatology. 2019; 70:1066-1070.

Phenotypic and biochemical analysis of an international cohort of individuals with variants in NAA10 and NAA15. Cheng, H; Gottlieb, L; Marchi, E; Kleyner, R; Bhardwaj, P; Rope, AF; Rosenheck, S; Moutton, S; Philippe, C; Eyaid, W; et al. Human Molecular Genetics. 2019; 28:2900-2919.

Mutations in the Neuronal Vesicular SNARE VAMP2 Affect Synaptic Membrane Fusion and Impair Human Neurodevelopment. Salpietro, V; Malintan, NT; Llano-Rivas, I; Spaeth, CG; Efthymiou, S; Striano, P; Vandrovcova, J; Cutrupi, MC; Chimenz, R; David, E; et al. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019; 104:721-730.

Substantial pain burden in frequency, intensity, interference and chronicity among children and adults with neurofibromatosis Type 1. Kongkriangkai, AM; King, C; Martin, LJ; Wakefield, E; Prada, CE; Kelly-Mancuso, G; Schorry, EK. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2019; 179:602-607.

Prevalence of pathogenic and likely pathogenic variants in the RASopathy genes in patients who have had panel testing for cardiomyopathy. Aljeaid, D; Isabel Sanchez, A; Wakefield, E; Chadwell, SE; Moore, N; Prada, CE; Zhang, W. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2019; 179:608-614.

Vitamin D deficiency and pre-eclampsia in Colombia: PREVitD study. Serrano, NC; Guio, E; Quintero-Lesmes, DC; Becerra-Bayona, S; Luna-Gonzalez, ML; Herrera, VM; Prada, CE. Pregnancy Hypertension. 2018; 14:240-244.

Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiencies: Wolman Disease/ Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease. Prada, CE; Grabowski, GA. In: KLEINMAN RE, Ed. Walker´s Pediatric Gastroenterology Diseases: Physiology, Diagnosis, and Management.. Raleigh, North Carolina: PMPH; 2018.

Correlating liver stiffness with disease severity scoring system (DS3) values in Gaucher disease type 1 (GD1) patients. Serai, SD; Naidu, AP; Burrow, TA; Prada, CE; Xanthakos, S; Towbin, AJ. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 2018; 123:357-363.