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Selma Witchel, MD

Job Title Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, Fellowship Training Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh
Job Title Associate Professor with Tenure, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5170 Phone
412-692-5834 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1978 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


1981 Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


1983 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • Midwest Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Androgen Excess Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty Committee of Pediatric Endocrinology


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pittsburgh
  • Goldstein Dermatology Award, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ross Ambulatory Pediatric Award, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Goldfarb Award, Best Poster, North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2nd Place Winner of Northeastern Section, American
  • Urology Association Resident Prize Abstract Award, Julian Fagerli
  • Elected as Secretary/Treasurer, Androgen Excess Society
  • Elected to Membership, American Pediatric Society


  • Witchel SF. Puberty and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Molecular Cellular Endocrinology 2006;254-255:146-53. 
  • Roldan, MB, White C, Witchel SF. Association of the GAA1013→GAG Polymorphism of the Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Receptor (IGF1R) Gene with Premature Pubarche. Fertil Steril 2007;88:410-7.
  • Venkataraman S, Munoz R, Candido C, Witchel SF. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in critical illness. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2007 Oct 31; [Epub ahead of print]

    View Dr. Witchel's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Grant
  • Insulin Resistance in Adolescents at High Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Last Update
August 15, 2008
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Last Update
August 15, 2008