Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the largest pediatric endocrinology and diabetes centers in the nation. It has a wide referral base, with patients from all over the world.

Clinicians in the Endocrine and Diabetes Division evaluate and treat a broad range of disorders including thyroid, adrenal, pituitary problems, sexual maturation and calcium regulation. Additionally, these experts manage disorders causing hypoglycemia including glycogen storage disease and fatty acid oxidation disorders.

Within the Endocrine and Diabetes Division, there are five centers which specialize in the treatment of specific endocrine issues including:

The Diagnostic and Research Growth Center

This Center is dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children ages birth-18 years with growth and pubertal disorders. The Growth Center team of professionals consists of board certified pediatric endocrinologists, endocrinology nurse practitioners and clinical research coordinators who provide comprehensive clinical care to patients with growth failure in addition to offering the latest treatment modalities through active participation in clinical research.

The Hyperinsulinism Center

This center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with hyperinsulinism, also called persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI), a disorder that causes low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Our multidisciplinary team evaluates and treats children with hyperinsulinism from around the nation and the world.

The Diabetes Center for Children (DCC)

The DCC cares for about 2,000 children between the ages of birth and 21 years. A large multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and nutritionists provide family focused care to patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

The Center for Bone Health

This center was established to provide coordinated, comprehensive care to children with bone health concerns. This includes children with evidence of weak bones and children who are at risk for weak bones because of such factors as immobility, modified/restricted diets or chronic steroid use.

The Pediatric Thyroid Center

This is a multidisciplinary center that cares for children and adolescents with thyroid disease, to include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and a specific focus on the evaluation and care of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, including medullary thyroid cancer and the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes (MEN). The goal of the Thyroid Referral Center is to provide coordinated and comprehensive care that is patient and family focused manner.

Featured Faculty

Michael A. Levine, MDMichael A. Levine, MD, FAAP, FACP, FACE
Medical Director, Center for Bone Health
Division Chief of Endocrinology/Diabetes

Dr. Levine is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and Director of the Center for Bone Health at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Lester Baker Endowed Chair in Pediatric Diabetes. 

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