Luis Umaña received his medical degree in 2003 from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. He worked as a general physician and as auxiliary Professor of Physiology at Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga in Colombia. In 2007, he moved to New York to pursue residency training in pediatrics, which he completed at St. Barnabas Hospital. After completing pediatric training, he moved to Houston where he completed his Clinical Genetics Residency in 2012, and a Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship in 2013, both at Baylor College of Medicine. He is Board certified in General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and in Clinical Genetics and in Medical Biochemical Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG).


Medical School
Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora Del Rosario Facultad de Medicina (2003)
St. Barnabas Hospital - Pediatric Residency (2010), Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine (2012), Medical Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital (2013), Medical Biochemical Genetics

Research Interest

  • Clinical management of inborn errors of metabolism


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Assessment of large copy number variants in patients with apparently isolated congenital left-sided cardiac lesions reveals clinically relevant genomic events.
Hanchard NA, Umana LA, D'Alessandro L, Azamian M, Poopola M, Morris SA, Fernbach S, Lalani SR, Towbin JA, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt S, Garg V, Bowman J, Zapata G, Hernandez P, Arrington CB, Furthner D, Prakash SK, Bowles NE, McBride KL, Belmont JW Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2017 Jun
Natural History of Sanfilippo Syndrome Type C in Boyaca, Colombia.
Velasco HM, Sanchez Y, Martin AM, Umaña LA J. Child Neurol. 2017 Feb 32 2 177-183
Genetica clinica comunitaria: Exploracion de patologia genetica en Boyaca, Colombia
Velasco HM, Martin AM, Galvis J, Buelvas L, Sanchez Y, Umaña LA, Acosta J. Revista de Salud Pública 2017 19 (1) 32-38
Methionyl-tRNA Formyltransferase (MTFMT) Deficiency Mimicking Acquired Demyelinating Disease.
Pena JA, Lotze T, Yang Y, Umana L, Walkiewicz M, Hunter JV, Scaglia F J. Child Neurol. 2016 Feb 31 2 215-9
MCTP2 is a dosage-sensitive gene required for cardiac outflow tract development.
Lalani SR, Ware SM, Wang X, Zapata G, Tian Q, Franco LM, Jiang Z, Bucasas K, Scott DA, Campeau PM, Hanchard N, Umaña L, Cast A, Patel A, Cheung SW, McBride KL, Bray M, Craig Chinault A, Boggs BA, Huang M, Baker MR, Hamilton S, Towbin J, Jefferies JL, Fernbach SD, Potocki L, Belmont JW Hum. Mol. Genet. 2013 Nov 22 21 4339-48
A male newborn with VACTERL association and Fanconi anemia with a FANCB deletion detected by array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH).
Umaña LA, Magoulas P, Bi W, Bacino CA Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2011 Dec 155A 12 3071-4
Mediated learning experience and concept maps: a pedagogical tool for achieving meaningful learning in medical physiology students.
González HL, Palencia AP, Umaña LA, Galindo L, Villafrade M LA Adv Physiol Educ 2008 Dec 32 4 312-6


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Disorders of Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism. In Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd ed, Kline MW, Blaney SM, Giardino AP, Oange JS, Penny DJ, Schutze GE, Shekerdemian LS, eds.

Umaña LA, J. Craigen WJ (2018). New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Education; 736-748

Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2018)
  • Texas Super Doctors - Rising Stars
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2016)
  • Resident Teaching Award
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Medical Genetics
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (SIMD)