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Co-Director, Rasopathy Program

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

About Me


Carlos E. Prada, MD, is an assistant 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 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 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 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, biomarker discovery, and clinical trials for novel therapies including gene therapy. He is also actively involved in the education of health care providers regarding the application of genetics for patient care, including newborn screening, 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, Dr. Prada is the director of the Center for Genomics and Metabolism.

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Clinical Interests

Lysosomal storage diseases; metabolic diseases; neurofibromatosis 

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Human Genetics, Cardiovascular Genetics, Rasopathy, Neurofibromatosis Program

My Locations

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

Prada CE, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Tannenbaum R, Penney S, Lupski JR, Hopkin RJ, Sutton VR. Clinical utility of whole-exome sequencing in rare diseases: Galactosialidosis. Eur J Med Genet. 2014 Apr 24;pii:S1769-7212(14)00090-1.  

Prada CE, Villamizar-Schiller IT. Globus pallidus involvement as initial presentation of methylmalonic acidemia . Mov Disord . 2014 Apr 21.

Prada CE, Grabowski GA. Neuronopathic lysosomal storage diseases: Clinical and pathologic findings . Dev Disabil Res Rev . 2013 Jun;17(3):226-46.  

Alders M, Mendola A, Adès L, Al Gazali L, Bellini C, Dallapiccola B, Edery P, Frank U, Hornshuh F, Huisman SA, Jagadeesh S, Kayserili H, Keng WT, Lev D, Prada CE, Sampson JR, Schmidtke J, Shashi V, van Bever Y, Van der Aa N, Verhagen JM, Verheij JB, Vikkula M, Hennekam RC. Evaluation of Clinical Manifestations in Patients with Severe Lymphedema with and without CCBE1 Mutations . Mol Syndromol . 2013 Mar;4(3):107-13.

Tenney JR, Prada CE, Hopkin RJ, Hallinan BE. Early Spinal Cord and Brainstem Involvement in Infantile Leigh Syndrome Possibly Caused by a Novel Variant . J Child Neurol 2012 Nov 8.

Prada CE, Jousma E, Rizvi TA, Wu J, Dunn RS, Mayes DA, Cancelas JA, Dombi E, Kim MO, West BL, Bollag G, Ratner N. Neurofibroma-associated macrophages play roles in tumor growth and response to pharmacological inhibition. Acta Neuropathol. 2012 Oct 26.

Sund KL, Zimmerman SL, Thomas C, Mitchell AL, Prada CE, Grote L, Bao L, Martin LJ, Smolarek TA.  Regions of homozygosity identified by SNP microarray analysis aid in the diagnosis of autosomal recessive disease and incidentally detect parental blood relationships. Genet Med 2012  Aug 2. 

Prada CE, Kaul A, Hopkin RJ, Page KI, Nathan JD, Bartholomew DW, Cohen MB, Heubi JE, Leslie ND, Burrow TA. Recurrent Pancreatitis in Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency. Mol Gen Metab .2012 Aug;106(4):482-4.

Prada CE, Jefferies JL, Grenier MA, Huth CM, Page KI, Spicer RL, Towbin JA, Leslie ND. Malonyl coenzyme A decarboxylase deficiency: early dietary restriction and time course of cardiomyopathy. Pediatrics2012 Aug;130(2):e456-60.

Prada CE, Rangwala F, Lovell A, Schorry EK, Saal HM, Hopkin RJ. Pediatric plexiform neurofibromas: management and clinical outcomes. J Pediatr. 2012;160(3):461-467.10.  

Prada CE, Zarate YA, Hopkin RJ. Genetic causes of macroglossia: diagnostic approach. Pediatrics2012;129(2):e431-417.