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Lorenzo D. Botto, M.D.

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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Clinical Details

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(801) 213-3599 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Specialties

Bio

Lorenzo Botto, MD, is a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Botto earned his M.D. and residency training in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology and Medical Genetics at the Universita’ Cattolica in Rome, Italy. In the United States, he completed post-doc training in epidemiology and public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (EIS and preventive medicine program) and then completed residency and fellowship in Medical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics at the University of Utah.

In the clinic Dr Botto focuses in particular on two areas: (a) the diagnosis and treatment of inherited metabolic diseases, in particular those that affect the brain, the heart, and the production of energy; (b) the evaluation and follow up of people with congenital heart defects.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Genetics
Board Certification American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Biochemical Genetics)
American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology and Community Assessment
  • Health Promotion and Epidemiology
  • Birth Defects
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Genetics
Board Certification American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Biochemical Genetics)
American Board of Medical Genetics (Clinical Genetics)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8943 School of Medicine
Medical Genetics
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr Botto’s research focuses on identifying causes and improving the lives of people with genetic conditions and birth defects. These goals are pursued through a close interaction between epidemiology, population-based studies, and genetics.

The three main areas of research are:

1. Etiology, outcomes, and prevention of congenital heart defects. These studies, funded mainly by CDC, look at genetic and environmental determinants of heart defects. Major goals are to assess and highlight the lifetime impact of these conditions on people, families, and the health care system, and to identify modifiable risk factors for primary prevention.

2. Outcomes and use of services in children identified with genetic conditions through Newborn Screening. These studies look at the benefits of the expanding newborn screening services and their impact on families and health. These studies also represent a successful collaboration between the University of Utah and the Utah Department of Health.

3. International surveillance and prevention of birth defects. These studies focus on expanding and improving surveillance and primary prevention particularly in low and middle-income countries. Activities include training, capacity building, and interventions, in close collaboration with the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, the World Health Organization, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Biochemical Genetics
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Genetics
Resident
Residency Universita Cattolica S. Cuore
Medical Genetics
Resident
Residency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Preventive Medicine
Resident
Residency Universita Cattolica S. Cuore
Pediatrics
Resident
Professional Medical Universita Cattolica S. Cuore
Medicine
M.D.

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