Inherited Metabolic Disease Clinic
The Inherited Metabolic Disease Clinic at Children's Hospital & Medical Center provides specialized medical expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric inherited metabolic diseases in Nebraska and the surrounding region. Inherited metabolic diseases are genetic disorders of metabolism, also known as inborn errors of metabolism. There are hundreds of inherited metabolic diseases in children, each individually rare, but together accounting for about one in 1,000 children in this country. The Inherited Metabolic Disease Clinic at Children's treats approximately 400 patients a year, helping many of these patients effectively manage their disease.
The clinic medical director is William Rizzo, M.D., a pediatrician, board certified in medical genetics and biochemical genetics. Richard Lutz, M.D., a pediatrician who specializes in medical genetics, endocrinology and metabolism, is medical director of Children's Bone Metabolism Clinic. There are just three medical geneticists in the state with expertise in inherited metabolic diseases.