Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Consultation provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia and disorders of physical growth, sexual maturation, thyroid function, pituitary function, and calcium and phosphorous metabolism. The Pediatric Endocrine Testing Center provides diagnostic endocrine tests for patients (both children and adults) in areas of endocrinology and carbohydrate, amino acid, and mineral and lipid metabolism. The center addresses growth abnormalities and the range of conditions that can cause them.

The Nutrition Consultation Service provides consultative and follow-up service by a physician and dietitian for children up to 18 years of age with obesity problems and associated disorders.

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. These should be accompanied by a written reason for the referral together with related patient records and growth charts. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also require authorization from the primary care physician and sometimes from the insurance provider. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit and include separate authorization for each physician, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian, laboratory and X-ray services. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.



Clinical Studies

Radhika Muzumdar, MD

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Luigi Garibaldi, MD

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Silva Arslanian, MD

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Dorothy Becker, MD

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Ingrid De Gordon, MD, PhD

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Oscar Escobar, MD

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Kara Hughan, MD

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Jadranka Popovic, MD

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Pushpa Viswanathan, MD

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Selma Witchel, MD

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  • Endocrine Diabetes Clinic and Testing Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh PA, 15224

  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville PA, 15017

  • Children's East

    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Building One
    Monroeville PA, 15146

  • Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley PA, 15143

  • Specialty Care Center Chippewa

    2580 Constitution Blvd.
    Beaver Falls PA, 15010

  • Specialty Care Center Johnstown

    865 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Johnstown Pennsylvania, 15904

  • Specialty Care Center Hermitage

    875 North Hermitage Rd.
    Hermitage PA, 16148

  • Childhood Obesity and Exercise Study – RCT:RCT

    Resistance and Cardiorespiratory Time-matched Exercise in Youth: A Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT: RCT) Read more

    Children's Hospital Diabetes Research Center Registry

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    Diabetes Vaccine Study

    Autologous Dendritic Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes Suppression: A Safety Study Read more

    Eli Lilly Growth Study Program

    The Genetics and NeuroEndocrinology of Short Stature International Study (GeNeSIS) Consent For Data Collection: Core Program Read more

    Genentech Growth Study Program

    Genentech National Cooperative Growth Study Surveillance Program for Nutropin, Nutropin AQ and Protropin Read more

    PCOS: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

    Justifying Underlying Motivation in Adolescents: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Read more

    Norditropin® National Registry

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    Pfizer Growth Study Program

    KIGS: Pfizer International Growth Study for Genotropin® Read more

    RISE Pediatric Medication Study – Phase III

    The Restoring Insulin Secretion Study: RISE Pediatric Medication Study Read more

    Search for a Cause of Diabetes

    Etiology and Epidemiology of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Read more

    TEDDY Study

    TEDDY Study - The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young Read more

    TODAY Genetics Study

    Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth – Genetics Study Read more

    TODAY Study

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    TrialNet - Abatacept Drug Study

    Effects of CTLA-4 Ig on The Progression of Type 1 Diabetes in New Onset Subjects Read more

    TrialNet - Family Screening Study for Type 1 Diabetes

    Screening and the Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes Read more

    TrialNet - GAD - Alum Drug Study

    Effects of GAD-Alum on the Progression of Type 1 Diabetes in New Onset Subjects Read more

    TrialNet - Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes

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    TrialNet - Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes

    Oral Insulin for Prevention of Diabetes in Relatives at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Read more

    TrialNet - Type 1 Diabetes and Rituximab

    The Effect of Rituximab on the Progression of Type 1 Diabetes Read more

    TRIGR: Type 1 Diabetes Study

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