With childhood obesity, diabetes, and other endocrine disorders on the rise, it’s good to know you have a team right here at Children’s who are not only experts in treating these disorders, but experienced at educating and training parents on how to manage their child’s diagnoses.
Our Endocrinology program’s clinical staff is made up of 16 physicians and five advanced practice nurses. The program includes an active fellowship training program that emphasizes broad and deep clinical training and experience in clinical and/or bench research.
Here are just a few reasons we think U.S. News & World Report named our Endocrinology program one of the best in the country.
- The center is one of the largest divisions in the country and is the only academic program caring for children with endocrine disorders in North Texas. Faculty is closely aligned with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, a center for the NIH Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. Current research includes disorders of hormone biosynthesis, development and puberty, growth hormone therapy and diabetes.
- The Diabetes Education Program offers comprehensive self-management education for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, using a multidisciplinary team approach.
- The program has received the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate since 2003 for high-quality diabetes education, and is the only pediatric diabetes program in the nation to receive disease-specific care certification by The Joint Commission since 2007.
- The Center for Obesity and its Consequences in Health (COACH) clinic continues to provide the only comprehensive program for childhood obesity in North Texas, with more than 2,000 referrals per year.
- Children’s has a close working relationship with the Texas Department of State Health Services Newborn Screening Program, and provides rapid evaluation and treatment to infants for congenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia detected by the screening.