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MD, Universidad Nacional Rosario Rosario, Argentina
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
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Ingrid Libman, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. Her scientific interests focus on the etiology, prevention and treatment of diabetes in childhood, with particular emphasis on the effect of obesity and insulin resistance in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Dr. Libman obtained her MD at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina and then pursued a Masters followed by a PhD in Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, her clinical interest and desire to become a clinical researcher led her to complete a residency program in pediatrics followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology, both at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She then joined as faculty.
As part of her PhD thesis, she described a dramatic rise in the incidence of T1DM in the adolescent population, particularly in African Americans. This was followed by the finding that some children have characteristics of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes disease processes, in particular African Americans, who had evidence of ß cell autoimmunity but also clear characteristics of insulin resistance, including overweight and acanthosis nigricans. A significant career contribution to the literature was the first recognition that obesity was present in children with T1DM with rising frequency over decades. She is currently exploring the effect of overweight and insulin resistance on early CVD risk factors and markers in children with T1DM. Her continued interest in this field has led to her current role as study co-chair of a multicenter US clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of metformin in overweight children with T1DM.
In her free time, Dr. Libman enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
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Total Comments: 37
As a type one As a type one diabetic my child must have follow up care at Children's hospital every three months. When he was first diagnosed we left every appointment feeling like failures (prior to Dr. Libman). After requesting to see Dr. Libman we couldn't be happier. She ALWAYS goes out of her way to make our appointments great. She speaks to us as if she has known us forever. She carries on conversations and goes above and beyond to answer all our questions. She makes us feel like we are a team doing everything we can to care for my child. I can't say enough wonderful things about her.
Dr. Libman does a great job listening to what I have to say and help me in the best way possible to make sure I am taking care of my diabetes to my best ability.
love dr. Libman and wouldn't go to anyone else
excellent, knowledgeable and courteous doctor. good listener and good judgment, very concerned with the patient
Dr. Libman is always so welcoming and willing to listen to any concerns I have. she is incredibly helpful working through changes I need to make.
Love love love Dr . Libman!! She's awesome!
We have seen other providers in the past and have never been tested as wonderfully as Dr. Libman treats us. She is always pleasant and courteous. She even took the time to come back into the room and answer some questions for me when I had to exit because our other child was having a meltdown and missed part of the appointment.
SHE IS AMAZING
Dr Libman is the only one that we will see for our diabetic daughter. I wish all Dr's would be as caring and concerned as she is!
My answers to the survey say it all. Dr. Libman is a wonderful, intelligent, caring doctor.
Dr Libman is the best!
Love his doctor. She is amazing, she takes that extra time to really connect and help you feel confident in your childs needs.
Excellent care. Showed compassion and concern. Never felt rushed
Dr. Libman and assistant Dr. Mohammad were a great team
Dr. Libman is very astute at knowing just what do say (and what not to say) to my middle-school aged daughter. She takes cues from me as a parent in knowing when to pursue or not pursue questions with my daughter. She has even gone so far as to take me to another room to discuss issues/symptoms related to a potential eating disorder that my daughter may have been engaging in.
Everything was good at my last appointment.
I have had a great experience with Dr. Libman. She knows me on a personal level, and always asks me about school, my social life, etc
none great visit
Dr Libman is our favorite I wish her calendar was out when we were there to make our follow up appointment at the time we there.
Dr. Libman is an amazing care provider. She consistently gives my daughter the care and attention that she needs and Dr. Libman addresses concerns that might relate to other family members.
Dr. Libman approached my daughter with the utmost respect and concern for her well being. She is very adept at speaking to her at her level, and remained very upbeat and positive throughout the entire visit, as well.
My daughter Doctor is the best and the nurses asst are always friendly and nice.
Extremely positive experience for my daughter. Even the dietician appointment was a positive experience.
I really liked how honest dr libman was no matter what is was we were discussing
this was our first appointment with the Dr. She and the other Dr. we're amazing! I certainly will drive 2 hours again to go here because of how nice they were and more importantly knowledgeable and willingness to help my daughter!
Dr. Libman was wonderful. She made us feel very comfortable. we did not feel rushed in any way.
Dr. Libman is a wonderful pediatrician and is great with our son. She is a model of compassion and kindness. We love her!
Dr Libman is a wonderful knowledgeable physician.
Our son is very comfortable with his doctor, they have a great relationship. The staff here are very friendly but are over worked.
Dr. Libman is the most amazing doctor ever. We are so blessed to have her as a care provider for our diabetic daughter. She is so kind, caring, compassionate, and patient. She always listens to our concerns and answers our questions respectfully and with knowledge that helps us to make future good decisions regarding the care of our daughter. There are no words that can truly describe how wonderful Dr. Libman is. She epitomizes what a doctor should be and stands as a great role model for other doctors.
dr Libman is the best! she did apologize for the wait and I know she meant it. I wish her schedule was out when we are there it seems every time we are there the schedule isn't out and we have to book with someone that doesn't know our history. I was told to call on the 1st and I will. I understand as why she books up so fast, she is compassionate, caring and such a nice person. We rate Dr Libman the best Dr at Childrens!!
Dr. Libman is an excellent doctor and always treats her patients with respect.
This is not the doctor that I usually see but was completely satisfied with my visit.
As a parent, there is no joy in having to bring your child to a hospital for quarterly appointments for a chronic illness. That being said, Dr. Ingrid Libman never fails to make the experience wonderful for us. Her kind and attentive manner, and patience and incredible skill serve to make her an exemplary physician. I feel grateful that my son is under her medical care.
We love Dr.Libman, she's a wonderful doctor. She takes the time to explain everything, and asks what your questions are and your child's questions are. My son absolutely loves her and so do the rest of us.
Dr. Libman is the best diabetes Doctor ever. she's consistently friendly, knowledgeable, an excellent listener, and always treats my daughter with respect and kindness.
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