DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY

Past Fellows

Elia Nila Escaname, MDElia Nila Escaname, MD

Employment:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Endocrinology at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, San Antonio TX

Education:
B.S., Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX – 2005
M.D., Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Mexico – 2010
Pediatric Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014
Pediatric Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2014 – 2017

Research Interests:
Pediatric Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014
Pediatric Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2014 – Ongoing

Poster Presentation:
Pediatric Endocrine Society Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas (PESTOLA).
(January 2015). Type I Diabetes Mellitus and Epilepsia Partialis Continua in a 10 year old male. Dallas, TX.

Health Literacy Research Conference.(November, 2015). Assessment and Improvement of Physician Patient Health Literacy in an Ambulatory Pediatric Subspecialty clinic. Bethesda, Maryland.

Pediatric Endocrine Society Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas (PESTOLA). (January 2016).XY Gonadal Dysgenesis in a Phenotypic Female with Renal Failure and Delayed Puberty. Ft. Worth, TX.

Pediatric Academic Society.(May 2016) Percent Body Fat Using Air Displacement Plethysmography Correlates with Thigh Skin Fold in Infants of Diabetic Mother and Healthy Term Infants in largely Hispanic Population.              

Advancing Care Through Automation: Hybrid Closed Loop Minimed 670G System. (February 9, 2016/San Antonio, TX –J-Prime Steakhouse) Topics of Discussion: Clinical Evidence: Pivotal Trial of Hybrid Closed Loop System in Type 1 Diabetes; Overview of Hybrid Closed Loop System; Key Learnings from Patients & Investigators -Speaker: Francine Ratner Kaufman, MD - Medtronics

Oral Presentation:

Pediatric Grand Rounds: Clinical Pathology Conference. (March 2014). Non-immune Hydrops Fetalis. Children's Hospital University of Illinois. 

Pediatric Academic Society. (May 2016). Randomized Controlled Trial of DHA Supplementation in Pregnancy: Results from Long-Term Follow-Up of Offspring. Baltimore, Maryland.

Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Day. (May 2016). Randomized Controlled Trial of DHA Supplementation in Pregnancy: Results from Long-Term Follow-Up of Offspring. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

 

Jessica Hutchins, MDJessica Hutchins, MD

Employment:
Private Practice, Atlanta, GA 6/2016 to present

Education:
B.A. Speech, Georgia State University, 2005
M.D., Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Ga, 2010
Pediatric Residency, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Ga, 2013
Pediatric Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2013-2016

Research Interests:
Type 2 diabetes in children
Management of childhood obesity
Effects of maternal obesity and gestational diabetes on fetus

Publications
Preissig, C. MD and Hutchins, J. MD.  Thyroid and Parathyroid in Critical Illness. Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric, 7/2012.

Oral Presentations:
“Use of a computer based insulin infusion method in the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit” Southern Society for Pediatric Research,  New Orleans, La, 2/2012 

“Hypoglycemia", Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Ga, 12/2012

 Poster Presentation: 
“Variation in Primitive Stem Cell Numbers in the Adult Porcine and Adult Rat Spleen”. International Stem Cell Conference Keystone Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 3/2008

 

Mark Hamaker, MDMark Hamaker, MD

Employment:
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 6/2015 to present

Education:
B.S., Neuroscience, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 2004
M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, 2009
Pediatric Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, 2012
Pediatric Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2013 - 2016

Research Interests:
Curriculum Development for Resident and Fellowship Training
Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome

Other Research Activities:
DiRReCT (Diabetes Risk Reduction via Community-Based TeleHealth) Project
(Translating curriculum into Spanish, and was primary instructor for Spanish-speaking only classes.

Presentations:
"I know you said 19! Did you mean 9? (In the spirit of being a bit more opaque)" - a case of severe hypercalcemia in an infant.  Pediatric Endocrine Society of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, 2/2013

Poster Presentations:
Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, April 2015. “Successfully Meeting ACGME Requirements and Competencies in Pediatric Subspecialties: A Pilot Study of an Online Curriculum”, San Diego, CA.

Pediatric Endocrine Society of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas (PESTOLA) Regional Meeting, January 2014. “Development of an Adjunctive and Independent Electronic Training Curriculum for Residents in the Subspecialty of Pediatric Endocrinology”, Oklahoma City, OK.

"Novel Use of a Nitinol Staple for Anterior Spinal Instrumentation'.
Poster presented at: San Antonio Student Research Fair; San Antonio, TX,  7/2005

"Microalbuminuria is an Early Warning Sign for Vascular Dysfunction in Mexican American Children".
Poster present at: American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting, 6/2010

 

Ana Paez, MDAna Paez, MD

Employment:
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Children’s Diabetes and Endocrine Center of South Texas, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX

Education:
B.S., Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, Louisiana, 2001
M.D., Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2007
Pediatric Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, 2010

Research Interests:
Diagnosis, management, and long-term outcomes in patients with pediatric hypertension
Cardiovascular complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes education and community resources

Poster Presentations:
“Pediatric Blood Pressure Wheel: An Efficient Tool”. Southern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2/2010

“Chronic Exenatide Infusion Increases Insulin Sensitivity, Decreases Insulin Secretion and Stimulates Islet Cell Proliferation in Partially Pancreatomized Baboons.”  48th EASD Annual Meeting in Berlin, Oct 2010

“Chronic Exenatide Infusion Increases Insulin Sensitivity, Decreases Insulin Secretion and Stimulates α-β-δ Cell Proliferation in Partially Pancratectomized Non- human Primates.” UTHSCSA Pediatric Research Day. 1st Place Poster, May 2012

“p-ANCA Vasculitis Leading to Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis in Type 1 diabetes.”  Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting (PESTOLA), Fort Worth, Jan 2012

“Pediatric Blood Pressure Wheel: a Novel and Efficient Screening Tool for Pediatric Blood Pressures.”  SSPR, New Orleans, Feb 2010

Presentations:
“Management of Infants of Diabetic Mother’s”. UTHSCSA Pediatric Residency Lecture, San Antonio, Texas, 4/2010

“Management of the Student with Diabetes Mellitus.”  School nurse educational seminar. Oral presentation given at the Education Service Center, San Antonio, Aug 2012.

“A Retropharyngeal Abscess Presenting with Thyroid Storm.”  Oral presentation. Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting (PESTOLA), New Orleans, March 2010

Publications:
Fiorentino TV, Owston M, Abrahamian G, La Rosa S, Marando A, Perego C, Di Cairano ES, Finzi G, Capella C, Sessa F, Casiraghi F, Paez A, Adivi A, Davalli A, Fiorina P, Guardado Mendoza R, Comuzzie AG, Sharp M, DeFronzo RA, Halff G, Dick EJ, Folli F. Chronic continuous exenatide infusion does not cause pancreatic inflammation and ductal hyperplasia in non-human primates. Am J Pathol. 2015 Jan;185(1):139-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2014.09.009. Epub 2014 Nov

Villarreal DD1, Villarreal H, Paez AM, Peppas D, Lynch J, Roeder E, Powers GC. A patient with a unique frameshift mutation in GPC3, causing Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome, presenting with craniosynostosis, penoscrotal hypospadias, and a large prostatic utricle. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Dec;161A(12):3121-5. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36086. Epub 2013 Oct 2.

Folli F, Corradi D, Fanti P, Davalli A, Paez A, giaccari A, Perego C, Muscogiuri G.  The role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus micro-and macrovascular complications: avenues for a mechanistic-based therapeurtic approach. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2011 Sep 1;7 (5):313-24

Kamath S, Chavez A, Gastaldelli A, Casiraghi F, Halff G, Abrahamian G, Davalli A, Bastarrachea R, Comuzzie A, Guardado-Mendoza R, Jimenez-Ceja L, Mattern V, Paez A, Ricotti A, Tejero M, Higgins P, Rodriguez-Sanchez I, Tripathy D, DeFronzo R, Dick E Jr, Cline G, Folli F.  Cordinated defects in hepatic long chain fatty acid metabolism and triglyceride accumulation contribute to insulin resistance in non-human primates. PLoS One. 2011;6(11);e27617. Epub 2011, Nov 18

 

Maria “Sukie” Rayas, MDMaria Rayas, M.D.

Employment:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Endocrinology at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, San Antonio TX

Education:
B.S., Psychology, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, 2002
M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 2007
Pediatrics Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 2010

Research Interests:
Continuous Glucose Monitoring in the outpatient and inpatient setting Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes and current recommendations

Poster Presentations:
“Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes: Current Recommendations on Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment”. SSPR, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2/2009

“Improvement in Screening and Care for Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes: a Quality Improvement Initiative Update.” Pediatrics Research Day, 3rd place winner, May 2012

“Improvement in Screening and Care for Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes: a Quality Improvement Initiative.” Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting (PESTOLA), Jan 2012

“Improved Screening and Care for Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes: A Quality Control Initiative.” Rayas M, Willey-Courand D, Lynch J. National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Meeting, Nov 2011

Presentations:
“Pediatric Diabetes.” Nursing student Lecture, UTHSCSA, Jan 2014

“CFRD Management During Hospitalization.” Lecture given to University Hospital inpatient nurses, June 2013

“Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes.” UTHSCSA Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, April 2014

“Power Over Diabetes: Diabetes 101”. America Diabetes Association Por Tu Familia Conference Platform, Oral presentation, Sept 2012

“Improving Glycemic Control With the IproTM Continuous Glucose Monitor in Children with Poorly Controlled Diabetes.  Early Investigators Workshop, Endocrine Society Oral Presentation, San Francisco, Nov 2011

“Overview of Pathophysiology and Management of CFRD.” Oral Presentation.  UTHSCSA CF Education Day, San Antonio. Nov 2011

“What’s New with Type 2 DM in Children: An update.” TNT UTHSCSA National Webinar Presentation, San Antonio, July 2011

“The Different Faces of Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes.” Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting, New Orleans, March 2011

 

Brian A. Ely, MDBrian A. Ely, M.D.

Employment:
Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, WVU Children’s Hospital (2012 – Present)

Education:
B.S., Biology, West Virginia University, 2002
M.D., West Virginia University, 2006
Pediatric Residency, West Virginia University, 2009
Pediatric Fellowship, Endocrinology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2009-2012

Research Interests:
Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Pituitary Function

Poster Presentations:
"Hyponatremia Secondary to Diet Restriction, Transient Pseudohypoaldosteronism, and Cystic Fibrosis." Pediatric Endocrine Society of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas Annual Meeting; Houston, Texas, 1/2010

“Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Phosphorylation in Human Muscle.” Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Session, June 24-28, 2011, San Diego.  Poster presentation at UTHSCSA Internal Medicine Research Day and Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting, Fort Worth, June 2011

Presentations:
“CFRD: Advances in Diabetes Care.” CF Patient Education Day. Mountain State Cystic Fibrosis Center, Morgantown, WV, Nov 2012

“Gynecomastia: The Boy with Breasts.” 7th Annual Gwendolyn Hogan Pediatric Fall Fest, Morgantown, WV, Oct 2012

“Insulin Resistance in Muscle: Pump it Up or Walk it Out?” UTHSCSA Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, June 2012

“Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Phosphorylation in Human Muscle, UTHSCSA Pediatric Research Day, 3rd Place Oral Presentation Winner, May 2012

“Diabetes Awareness.” International Web Seminar for CSC Employees and Familes. January 2011

“Effect of Acute Exercise on mTOR signaling.  The Endocrine Society’s Clinical Investigators Workshop for Trainees, November 2010

Publications:
Thammasitboon S, Rosen DA, Lutfi R, Ely BA, Weber MA, Hilvers PN, Gustafson RA. An institutional experience with epidural analgesia in children and young adults undergoing cardiac surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Aug;20(8):720-6.

Ely BA, Nield LS. Index of suspicion. A case of ROHHAD: Index of Suspicion, Pediatrics in Review. Vol.29 No.11, Nov 2008.

Ely BA, Gustafson RA, Karnsakul W. Pseudoprune-Belly Syndrome in Vertebral Abnormalities, Anal Atresia, Cardiac Abnormalities, Tracheoesophageal Fistula and/or Esophageal Atresia, Renal Agenesis and Dysplasia, and Limb Defects Association, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008;6:e26/

Ely BA, Thammasitboon S. Critical Appraisal of : Umpierrez GE, Cuervo R, Karabell A, Latif K, Freire AX, Kitabchi AE. Treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis with subcutaneous insulin aspart. Diabetes Care 2004 27(8):1873-8. In The PedsCCM Evidence-Based Journal Club, July 06, 2007.

Ely B, Post-traumatic pituitary insufficiency.  American Association of Pediatrics, Section on Endocrine Newsletter.  Vol 21; Spring 2011.

Hussey S, Liang H, Costford S, Klip A, Defronzo R, Sanchez-Avila A, Ely B , Musi N. TAK-242, a small molecule inhibitor of toll-like receptor-4 signaling, unveils similarities and differences in lipopolysaccharide-and lipid-induced inflammation and insulin resistance in muscle cells.  Biosci Rep. 2012 Oct 10.

Li M, verdijk L, Sakamoto K, Ely B, van Loon L, Musi N. Reduced AMPK-ACC and mTOR signaling in muscle from older men, and effect of resistance exercise. Mech Ageing Dev. 2012 Sep 19.

 

Lauren Pankratz, MDLauren Pankratz, M.D.

Employment:
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic, PA, San Antonio TX – 2011 – Present

Education:
B.A., biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 2001
M.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2005
Pediatrics Residency, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2008
Pediatric Fellowship, Endocrinology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011

Research Interests:
Growth and other endocrine aspects of children with chromosome 18 abnormalities
Continuous Glucose Monitoring and other Diabetic Therapeutics
Diabetes Education

Poster Presentations:
“Transition to Glyburide in a 1-month-old male with neonatal diabetes mellitus: use of CGMS to improve patient safety”. Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 5/2010 UTHSCSA Pediatric Research Day, finalist, San Antonio, Texas, 5/2010

"Endocrine Abnormalities in Tetrasomy 18p: A 23 patient cohort”. Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 5/2009 UTHSCSA Pediatric Research Day, San Antonio, Texas, 6/2009

“Endocrine Abnormalities in 18p-: Experience with 30 Participants”. Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 5/2009

“Adrenal Insufficiency in Ring Chromosome 18”. Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 5/2009

“Genomic Expression in Chromosome 18q-: Search for Genes Affecting Growth.” UTHSCSA Pediatric Research Day, May 2011

Presentations:
“Pediatric Diabetes”. Northside Independent School District Nursing Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 3/2010, 6/2010

“Pediatric Endocrinology for General Pediatrics Board Review”. UTHSCSA Pediatric Residency Board Review Lecture Series, San Antonio, Texas, 6/2009, 5/2010

“Diabetes in Youth”. UT School of Medicine Nutrition Readiness for Interns, San Antonio, Texas, 3/2009, 3/2010

“An Interesting Case of Freckles”. Pediatric Endocrine Society of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 1/2009

“Pharmacological Update in Type 1 Diabetes”. UTHSCSA 9th Annual Nursing Preceptor Pharmacological Update, San Antonio, Texas, 10/2009

“Hypoglycemia”. UTHSCSA Pediatric Grand Rounds, San Antonio, Texas, 8/2009

“Update in Tetrasomy 18 p”. Chromosome 18 Registry Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 7/2009

“A Case of Neonatal Diabetes”. Pediatric Endocrine Society of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 9/2008

“Tetrasomy 18p: Report of the Molecular and Clinical Findings of 43 Individuals.” UTHSCSA CTSA Translational Research Day, 2010

“Endocrine Abnormalities in 18p-: Experience with 30 Participants.” Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting, March 2012

Publications:
Sebold C, Roeder E, Zimmerman M, Soileau B, Heard P, Carter E, Schatz M, White WA, Perry B, Reinker K, O’Donnell L, Lancaster J, Li J, Hasi M, Hill A, Pankratz L, Hale DE, Cody JD. Tetrasomy 18p: Report of the Molecular and Clinical Findings of 43 Individuals. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2010 (in press).

Orsi C, Pankratz L, Lynch J.  Neonatal Grave’s Disease: A Review of Diagnosis and Management. Endo Trends 2010 May; 17 (2).

Pankratz L, Orsi C, Slusser C, Lynch J. Management of Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus in a 1-Month-Old Male. Practical Diabetology 2010; 29:2:5-10.

Orsi C, Pankratz L. Practical Management of Diabetes in Children. Practical Diabetology 2009; 28:3:10-16.

Pankratz L, Grewal KS, George PB, Calnon DA. Prognostic value of adenosine Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imaging using an abbreviated (4 minute) infusion combined with low level treadmill exercise. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 2003; 10: S23.

 

Carisse Orsi, MD Photo of Dr. Carisse Mendoza Orsi

Employment:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2010 to present

Education:
B.A., Evolutionary Ecology and Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, 2000
M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, 2004
Pediatric Residency, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2007
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2010

Research Interests:
“Effect of a Basal/Pre-Meal Insulin Strategy (Detemir/Aspart) to Improve Insulin Secretion and Action in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes. Byetta Study Extension” Principal Investigator: Kenneth Cusi, MD

“Vitamin D in Youth with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): A 24-week, open-label, observational study” Principal Investigator: Carisse Orsi, MD

Publications:
Pankratz LA, Orsi C, Slusser C, Lynch J. Management of Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus in a 1-Month-Old Male. Practical Diabetology 2010; 29:2:5-10.

Orsi CM, Pankratz L, Practical Management of Type 1 and 2 Diabetes in Youth, Practical Diabetology: 28(3):10-16, 2009.

Orsi C, Hale D, Lynch J. Pediatric obesity epidemiology. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 2011 Feb; 18 (1):14-22.
Orsi C, Panktratz L, Lynch J. Neonatal Graves Disease: A Review of Diagnosis and Management. Endo Trends 2010 May; 17 (2).

Posters:
Orsi CM,Mathew M, Kumar P, Chen J, Diaz N, Kraminiski-Graham R, Darland C, Lynch JL, Cusi K, Exenatide Promotes Weight Loss and Improves Insulin Secretion, Subclinical Inflammation, and Hepatic Steatosis When Replaced for Pre-Meal Insulin in T2DM Patients. Presented at the Texas AACE annual meeting, Austin, TX, August 2009 and at the ADA 69th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, June 2009.

“Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Quantification of NAFLD in Obese Adolescents on Vitamin D Therapy.” Orsi C, Hale D, Lynch J. ENDO 2012: the Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting & Expo June 2012.

Presentations:
“Degree of Fatty Liver in Obese, Hispanic Adolescents with Vitamin D Deficiency.  The Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting, Pediatric Endocrine and Obesity, UTHSCSA/CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, San Diego, CA (Co-Author), June 2010.

“Exenatide Promotes Weight Loss and Improves Insulin Secretion, Subclinical Inflammation, and Hepatic Steatosis When Replaced for Pre-Meal Insulin in T2DM Patients, Texas AACE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX Aug 2009.

“Exenatide Promotes Weight Loss and Improves Insulin Secretion, Subclinical Inflammation, and Hepatic Steatosis When Replaced for Pre-Meal Insulin in T2DM Patients, ADA 69th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA (Invited Speaker), June 2009.

“Increased Prevalence of Elevated Hepatic ALT Enzyme Activity in Obesity and Related Conditions and Its Genetic Determinants in Mexican American Children.” American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, June 2009.

“Neonatal Diabetes.” Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting (PESTOLA) Sept 2008 (Invited Speaker).

“Treatment Dilemmas: Thyroid Storm.” Pediatric Endocrine Society Regional Meeting (PESTOLA), San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker).

 

Anita Swamy, MDAnita Swamy, M.D.

Employment:
Medical Director, Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL, 9/2010 to present
Director of Pediatric Diabetes Program, Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL, 2008-2010

Education:
B.S., Biopsychology, Tufts University, Medford, 1996
M.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, 2002

Training:
Pediatric Residency, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 2005
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2009

Publications:
Wang, S., Swamy, A., Pablo, P., Kamat, A., Mathew, M., Cusi, K.“Hepatic Steatosis is Associated with Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Obese and Diabetic Rats”. Diabetes. 2008 Jun; 57(supplement): 421.

Posters:
Wang, S., Swamy, A., Pablo, P, Kamat, A., Mathew, M, Cusi, K. “Hepatic Steatosis is Associated with Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Obese and Diabetic Rats”. Poster presented at: American Diabetes Association 68th Scientific Sessions; San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

“Dyslipidemia is A Strong Predictor of Vascular Dysfunction in Hispanic Children at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” ADA 2007