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Clinical Geneticist, Division of Human Genetics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Loren Pena, MD, PhD, has served as principal investigator for multiple clinical trials focused on rare disorders and spanning different treatment approaches that include gene therapy. She has also described several new genes involved in rare disorders. The goal of her clinical research is to facilitate development of new therapeutic approaches and to assess the safety and efficacy of candidate treatments for rare and orphan diseases via longitudinal observation/natural history and interventional studies.

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Clinical Interests

Undiagnosed diseases; developmental regression; neurometabolic disorders; implementation of new therapies for rare diseases in the clinical arena

Research Interests

Natural history of rare disorders; new treatment approaches for rare diseases

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Human Genetics, Human Genetics

My Locations

  • Burnet Campus

    Burnet Campus

    3333 Burnet Ave.
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039
  • Eastgate


    796 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45245
  • Mason


    9560 Children's Drive
    Mason, Ohio 45040

My Education

PhD: Northwestern University, The Graduate School, Evanston, IL, 2002.

MD: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2004.

Residency: Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007.

Residency: Clinical Genetics, The University of Chicago and Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2009.