Umme Vahanvaty, MS, RD, CS

Title: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Organization: Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Bio: Umme Salma Vahanvaty MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) at the Neuromuscular Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Umme Salma received her master’s degree in Food and Nutrition at Mumbai University, India. She completed her Dietetic Internship which specialized in working with children with special health care needs at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, affiliated with CHLA, in 2003. As an RDN for the last 16 years Umme Salma has been involved in caring for children and young adults with special needs in a variety of community and clinical settings. Umme Salma has been part of the Neuromuscular clinic team at CHLA since 2012.


This panel discusses clinical care across multiple disciplines for individuals with Duchenne.

Eric Ball, MD


Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates

Brenda Wong, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Director

UMass Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Andrew Darmahkasih, MD

PGY-2, UC Irvine

Children’s Hospital of Orange County Pediatric Residency Program

John Brandsema, MD

Child Neurologist and Neuromuscular Section Head

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Umme Vahanvaty, MS, RD, CS

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA

Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director

Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, Director for Translational Research for the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD

Director and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopinks School of Medicine

Estándares Nutricionales para el cuidado de La Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne

Esta presentación se centra en las pautas nutricionales para las personas con distrofia muscular de Duchenne.

Lucia Briceno MS, RDN, CSP, CNSC

Dietista Nutricionista Registrada

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Umme Vahanvaty, MS, RD, CS

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles