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MD, Universidad Nacional Rosario Rosario, Argentina MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
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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
There isn't a number high enough to rate home much we love Dr. Libman!! She is absolutely wonderful to not only our child but to our family as a whole at each and every visit. We have nothing but praise for her send recommend her specifically to every other type one family we meet.
Dr. Lidman is absolutely wonderful. my child loves her and I do as well.
Dr. Libman is always very caring and kind. She is excellent with our daughter and has been so helpful and invested in keeping our daughter healthy. We are very lucky to have her as our provider.
very thorough and kind
best dr ever
Dr. Libman is the BEST anyone can ever have as their kid's doctor ! She is extremely patient and such a loving human being ! Truly Godsend !
I am fortunate that my son has Dr. Libman as his diabetic endocrinologist. I absolutely love her care for him and she, as a person.
Dr. Libman is the best! UPMC and her patients are so lucky to have her.
Always so on top of things and very caring about my over all health.
Dr Libman is a star! She is amazing with my son, who often is shy with other providers. She provides wonderful care and is one of the most supportive physicians we see at CHP. We are lucky to have her.
Dr. Libman is so knowledgeable and a joy to have as my doctor.
Dr. Libman is FABULOUS!!! We are so thankful that she is our daughter's endocrinologist! She spends time with us, listens to us, listens to our daughter, explains things well... we couldn't be happier!
I have been seeing Dr. Libman now for over 10 years. It is always a good experience when I have my routine checkups. She remembers so much about my care so we are better able to make changes to better my health. couldn't ask for a better provider.
As always, Dr. Libman was amazingly wonderful during our visit. Healthcare would be a much different state if every patient were fortunate enough to be treated as we are when visiting Dr. Libman. We honestly couldn't ask for anyone better and we wouldn't want to. We adore Ingrid Lineman in so many ways. Not only does she treat as with the utmost respect but she treats our entire family as if we've know one another forever. She is always polite and respectful and she makes us feel so happily satisfied with every visit.
Dr Libman is the best! Always very friendly and helpful.
Dr. Libman is the best!
always good with dr Libman
My family and I really like the way Dr. Libman interacts with my child. She is a thorough doctor and will answer any question that you have. She explains things if you don't understand something. She has a good personality and does not make hurry you through your appointment.
Dr Libman is the best!!!
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!
Excellent care. Showed compassion and concern. Never felt rushed
Love his doctor. She is amazing, she takes that extra time to really connect and help you feel confident in your childs needs.
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.
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