McGovern Medical School

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Director: Mary Kay Koenig, MD


UT Mitochondrial Center of Excellence Newsletter 2016

Neurometabolic and mitochondrial disorders are multisystem disorders that present to a variety of physicians and subspecialists. Mitochondrial disorders prevent the body from producing chemical energy in the form of ATP.

Metabolic disorders arise from a variety of genetic defects involving chemical pathways within cells. Such disorders are chemically complicated and respond to specific treatment plans. At the UT Houston Neurometabolic and Mitochondrial Clinic, we provide comprehensive services to aid in diagnosis and management of neurometabolic and mitochondrial disorders.

We consult with the patient and family, and with their primary care physician and pediatrician, to develop a long-term treatment and management plan that is individually suited to each patient. We also perform research in the field of neurometabolic and mitochondrial disorders, investigating novel treatment approaches to these devastating diseases:

  • Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Organic Acidemias
  • Amino Acidopathies
  • Urea Cycle Disorders
  • Disorders of Fatty Acid Oxidation
  • Disorders of Purine Metabolism
  • Peroxisomal Disorders
  • Storage Diseases

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Clinic Schedule:

  • New patient clinic – 3rd Friday of every month
  • Follow up clinic – Tuesday mornings
  • Leigh Syndrome Clinic – 2nd Friday of every month


For appointments please call 713-500-7164.

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