Richard E. Lutz, MD

Richard LutzRichard E. Lutz, MD
Genetic Medicine Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5440

Phone: (402) 559-9587

Professional Summary:

Richard E. Lutz MD is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of UNMC and works as a Clinical Geneticist and Pediatric Endocrinologist at MMI. His clinical interests are; birth defects, mental retardation and autism, Biochemical & Hormonal Newborn Screening & therapy, Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT), Clinical Genetic Informatics and Medical Education. He has published papers and book chapters on these subjects and is Primary Investigator for a Phase 2 clinical trial of ERT for Infantile Hypophosphatasia.


GEM Fellowship, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1989
Pediatric Residency, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS, 1987
MD, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City & Wichita, KS, 1984
BS, Summa cum laude, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 1978

Courses Taught:

M1-Core: Male Gonadal Physiology
Mitochondrial Inheritance
Genetic Testing
Non-Traditional Genetics
M3-4 Pediatric Medical Student lecture topics in Genetics
Inherited Metabolic Diseases and Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Interests and Projects:

Selected Publications: (within the last 5 years)

  • Eudy JD, Pickering DL, Lutz, R. E.,Platt K, Dave BJ, Olney AH & Sanger WG. 18q22.3→18q23 Deletion Syndrome and Cleft Palate, American Journal of Medical Genetics, 2010 (AJMA-09-0038.R2(33336)) in press
  • Lutz, R. E. Dimmock D., Wong Lee-Jun. et. Al. de novo Mutations in POLG Presenting with Acute Liver Failure or Encephalopathy, J Pediatr Gastroenterol & Nutr, (in press) e-release Feb 2009 PubMed ID:19252446
  • Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Donohue Syndrome, Skrabal J& Lutz, R. E. The Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics & Rehabilitation, Omaha NE. presented at International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Sep 2009 San Diego California, Molecular Genetics & Metabolism 2009, 98: (1-2) 118 Poster 597
  • Familial 18q22.3-23 Deletion, Pickering D, Dave B, Eudy J, Olney A, Lutz, R. E., Platt K, & Sanger W. Human Genetics Laboratory-Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics & Rehabilitation, Omaha NE Presented at American Society of Human Genetics, October 2009 Honolulu Hawaii

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Medical Genetics
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Lawson Williams Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders
  • Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism