Mabel A. Lopez, MD

  • Research Fellow
  • Clinical Research Fellow

Mabel Lopez is an International Medical Doctor from Bogota, Colombia. She graduated from Los Andes University in 2013 and practiced as a hospitalist in the Transplant Department of Fundación Santafe University Hospital for two years, that gave her experience in the medical care of patients with liver disease and other metabolic disorders. In 2016 she decided to take the USMLE exams. To acquire experience in the United States, she did different clinical rotations at Cook’s Hospital in Fort Worth in the infectious diseases and gastroenterology units. She also worked as a volunteer in a free clinic for people with no health insurance giving basic care to vulnerable people. In 2018, she started working for The University of Pittsburgh as a visiting clinician at Presbyterian Hospital doing basic science research in mitochondrial DNA and its relationship with metabólico deseases, receiving training in gene editing, cloning techniques and designing animal models for the preclinical testing of medications. Now she is working in The Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, medical genetics department, where she can apply her previous clinical and scientific background to understand rare diseases and the mechanisms of detection, diagnosis and treatment.

Education & Training

  • MD, Los Andes University School of Medicine, 2012

Selected Publications

Lombo, B. Acevedo, A. Benavidez, J. Lopez, M. Peña, L. Montenegro, A. Liévano M. PREVALENCE OF HYPERURICEMIA AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN A POPULATION FROM COLOMBIA. Abstracts from the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. Circulation 2010; 122; e115       

Acevedo A, Benavides J, Chowdhury M, Lopez M, Pena L, Montenegro A, Lievano M, Lombo B.Hyperuricemia and Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Hypertension. Conn Med. 2016 Feb;80(2):85-90.