Division of Endocrinology

Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology

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Message from the Division Chief

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is one of the most vibrant Divisions in the Department of Pediatrics and in the School of Medicine, and focuses on patient care, teaching and clinical research. Our patients are seen at University Hospital, Robert B. Green Clinical Pavilion, and the Texas Diabetes Institute, components of the University Health System. Our current faculty are board certified in pediatric endocrinology with a variety of research interests with an extensive research program focused on pediatric type 2 diabetes and obesity complications. We see an incredible diversity of diseases. Our patients come from across South Texas, from Del Rio to Victoria, and from Austin to Brownsville – an area encompassing >~1.5 million children.

We have a lively teaching program, hosting 3rd and 4th year medical students, residents and adult endocrine, reproductive endocrine and pediatric endocrine fellows. Our rotation, comprised of active patient care, formal and informal lectures and case management, is consistently one of the most popular pediatric rotations. Our teaching activities are supported by a cadre of outstanding pediatric endocrine fellows, skillful diabetes educators and experienced dieticians. Our learners and trainees benefit from frequent interactions with both the adult diabetes/endocrine group in the Department of Medicine and the reproductive endocrinology group in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The majority of our outpatient and clinical research visits take place at the Texas Diabetes Institute. Funding for research activities come from the National Institutes of Health, public and private foundations and pharmaceutical companies.

We have a vibrant research portfolio that includes projects on:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetes related complications such as nonalcoholic liver disease
  • Growth disorders and their treatment
  • Endocrine abnormalities in aneusomy syndromes, with a focus on Chromosome 18
  • Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes

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