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Elizabeth C. Beltran Carranza, MD

Elizabeth Beltran Carranza portrait
Clinical Associate Professor, Wichita - Pediatrics
ebeltrancarranza@kumc.edu

Professional Background

Dr. Beltran is a Medical Biochemical Geneticist. She received her medical degree at University of Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. She did her pediatric residency at University of South Alabama/Children’s
and Women’s Hospital. She then pursued her medical biochemical genetics
fellowship at Wayne State University/Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

She is one of
approximately 151 board certified medical biochemical geneticists in the United
States. She has been working at the KU Wichita Pediatric Genetics clinic since
2016. She is the only medical biochemical geneticist practicing full time in
Kansas. Her areas of specialization are metabolic conditions and
neurodevelopmental syndromes.

Professional Affiliations
  • Advisory Council Kansas Newborn Screening, Vice Chair, 2021 - Present
  • Advisory Council Kansas Newborn Screening, Member, 2017 - Present

Research

Overview

Dr. Beltran was the primary investigator for KU Wichita’s PKUDOS
program (voluntary, multicenter, strictly observational program for
patients with PKU receiving Kuvan therapy, or intending to begin Kuvan therapy). PKUDOS program was closed in 2022.
Dr. Beltran manages patients with lysosomal storage disorders and supervises enzyme replacement therapy for children with Pompe disease and Hurler disease.